DUKE H. BAKER, M.D.
To the Editor: Dr. Rytand's article, "The Midclavicular Line: "Where Is It? (Ann. Intern. Med. 69: 329, 1968) seems pertinent in this, the computer age. In all probability many of the cherished medical terms of the past and present should be reevaluated and reconsidered as to their worth in communication and the ill-defined, inexact, and misleading terms cast out and relegated to the forgiving arms of medical history. It would seem the time has come to unceremoniously cast out the term mammillary (or mamillary) line because of its extreme mobility, negating its usefulness as a line of reference. The need
BAKER DH. THAT MIDCLAVICULAR LINE. Ann Intern Med. 1968;69:1330. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-69-6-1330
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