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Some say, however, that (Procrustes) used only one bed, and lengthened or shortened his lodgers according to its measure.
—Robert Graves, The Greek Myths, Penguin Books, Baltimore.
To borrow the pattern of a famous quip, one might say of the Standard Nomenclature that it pleases some of the doctors some of the time but none of the doctors all of the time.
This fifth edition again uses the scheme of classification based on the site of the disease and its cause. Disease entities delineated since the fourth edition have been added; some diagnoses which should have been tossed out remain.
Standard Nomenclature of Diseases and Operations.. Ann Intern Med. 1961;55:878–879. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-55-5-878_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1961;55(5):878-879.
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