LLOYD F. CRAVER, M.D.
This content is PDF only. Please click on the PDF icon to access.
To the Editor: The article "Medical Writing and Webster's Third" by Robert P. Hudson in the August 1969 ANNALS is not only interesting and amusing, but deserves wide reproduction and circulation.
The article, emphasizing the permissiveness of Webster's third edition, appeals to me particularly because of the current wide usage of the abstract term malignancy, when cancer is meant. This usage is offensive to some of us who have worked for years in the field of neoplasms. It gives one the impression that the user shrinks away from saying or writing cancer and doesn't realize that to be accurate in
CRAVER LF. WEBSTER'S THIRD. Ann Intern Med. ;71:1025. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-71-5-1025_1
Download citation file:
Published: Ann Intern Med. 1969;71(5):1025.
Copyright © 2018 American College of Physicians. All Rights Reserved.
Print ISSN: 0003-4819 | Online ISSN: 1539-3704
Conditions of Use