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Uniformity of nomenclature and uniform criteria for using the nomenclature are necessary for the effective study of any disease, in order that observers in different places may know that they are using the same terms for the same conditions. Such labels, or nomenclature, should as far as possible descriptive and descriptive only of the conditions which they indicate. The criteria should be precise definitions of the states named in the nomenclature. In 1923 the Committee on Cardiac Clinics of the New York Heart Association prepared a nomenclature covering diseases of the heart and blood vessels, which it adopted, and later
Criteria for the Classification and Diagnosis of Heart Disease.. Ann Intern Med. 1928;2:393–394. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-2-4-393
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