F. R. CALHOUN, M.D.
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To the Editor: While I grant that an editorialist per se uses language in an expressive or evocative sense, I question the propriety of implying in a key portion of an editorial that the expressive or evocative language rests upon language licitly used in its logical sense. I am alluding to the editorial with the rhetorical title "Who Speaks for the Patient?" (Ann. Intern. Med. 66: 809, 1967).
Beginning with the second paragraph, permit me to reduce what was stated there to the form and terms of a syllogism. Thus:
The patient is first.
The physician is second.
F. R. CALHOUN. SPEAKING FOR THE PATIENT. Ann Intern Med. 1967;67:222. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-67-1-222
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1967;67(1):222.
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