HARRY L. ARNOLD JR., M.D.
To the editor: I am curious about the inconsistent spelling of connection as connexion in the article by Suchman and Matthews (1). As far as I can ascertain, connexion has no special significance but is merely an old spelling that has died in the United States and may be dying in Britain as well. In any event, the spelling is confusing, because the authors, by using it only part of the time, seem to attribute a special meaning to it, without telling us what that meaning is. Trickery like this should be nipped in the bud by the manuscript editors.
ARNOLD HL. The Doctor-Patient Relationship. Ann Intern Med. ;108:913. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-108-6-913_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1988;108(6):913.
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