MORTON HAMBURGER, M.D.
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To the Editor: Let me tell you how happy the next to the last paragraph of your editorial, "Ethnic Labels in Medical Writing" (Ann. Intern. Med. 70: 1042, 1969), has made me. For well over a decade a couple of us have been carrying on a campaign to eradicate the stilted, inappropriate yet traditional use of the words "male" and "female" instead of man, woman, boy, or girl. Our students and house staff, although I am sure they sometimes smile inwardly at this idiosyncrasy of a senior faculty member, nevertheless have gotten into the habit of referring to patients as
HAMBURGER M. ETHNIC LABELS. Ann Intern Med. ;71:662–664. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-71-3-662
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1969;71(3):662-664.
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