Sub-Category "Down's Syndrome" should be "Down Syndrome"

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I came across a sub-category that is 'misspelled'. The proper name of the syndrome is "Down Syndrome", rather than "Down's Syndrome" 

See this wikipedia article about the history of the name for this syndrome. Although both are still in use, Down Syndrome is the preferred name for it.

Who should I contact to fix this?

in WikiTree Help by Susan Hughes G2G6 Mach 3 (36.7k points)

1 Answer

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I think the spelling varies by country. From the Wikipedia article it seems the US has decided to use "Down Syndrome", but it looks like the UK still uses "Down's Syndrome" - see for example https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/downs-syndrome/ and https://www.downs-syndrome.org.uk/. Presumably the categorisation project has guidelines for dealing with different spellings in different countries - hopefully a member of that project could link to them.
by Paul Masini G2G6 Pilot (182k points)
Thank you Paul. I wasn't aware of that.

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