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Are we aware how often words with unequivocal meaning to physicians misrepresent our meaning outside of the profession? Or how a word coined with harmless intent may debase those to whom it is applied?
In certain discussions at the annual meeting of the American Medical Writers Association, September 19 to 22, in Washington, D. C, questions of this kind were applied to the words drug and paramedical. William Werble, publisher of FDA Papers, pointed out that drugs, drug regulation, drug industry, and similar terms have meanings clear to and understood in common by physicians, pharmacologists, and associated medical writers. But
H. EJ. Medical Words and the AMWA. Ann Intern Med. ;69:1073. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-69-5-1073
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1968;69(5):1073.
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