RICHARD N. OLANS, M.D.
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It is curious how we have specific and often strikingly appropriate names for groupings of animals. For example, there is a pride of lions. What better name for the stately court of the King of Beasts? A gaggle of geese seems appropriate too. What better place to find a goose and a gander—much more appropriate than finding them in say, a consortium.
Medicine has become so highly subspecialized that we may soon need similar names for groupings of physicians. I can foresee the time when one would refer to a clot of hematologists. When walking by
OLANS RN. A Cast of Nephrologists. Ann Intern Med. ;94:825. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-94-6-825_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1981;94(6):825.
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