CHARLES K. TASHIMA, M.D.
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To the editor: Apparently the Associate Editor could not resist the temptation of invoking the perennial joke about the Japanese inability to differentiate r and l in pronunciation, in his recent comments on the penogram (Ann Intern Med 74:794, 1971).
In his search for a less confusing term, he failed to mention phallogram, which I believe is more acceptable because it combines two words of Greek origin and penis comes from the Latin. Need we consider phallo(Gr)hemo(Gr)rheo(Gr)radio(L)gram(Gr)?
In the interest of international ecology, I trust this pullulation of "lalorrhea" will remain simply a world prolusion
TASHIMA CK. Phallogenic Lalorrhea. Ann Intern Med. 1971;75:323. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-75-2-323_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1971;75(2):323.
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