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The chance to review a medical dictionary offers a field day for nit pickers. In this case, nit picking is not as deplorable as it might be. The value of a dictionary lies chiefly in its accuracy in minute details and in a precise uniformity from which its readers know what data they can expect as they go from place to place in its text.
In this first supplement to The British Medical Dictionary, congenital nephritis associated with deafness is labeled as "Alport's syndrome." The physician thus honored did publish an important description in 1927 (the first was by Guthrie
The British Medical Dictionary. Ann Intern Med. ;58:1063–1064. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-58-6-1063_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1963;58(6):1063-1064.
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