CHERILL M. PARMENTIER-PERERA, B.A.
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To the editor: A recent Letter to the Editor (1) raised an interesting editorial point. Should a female be reported as "attractive" on physical examination? Because the article was not concerned with reconstructive plastic surgery, I found the adjective immaterial to diagnosis.
I perused several back issues and found no case reports in which adjectives describing sexual attractiveness of men were used. Perhaps the letter on page 858 of the same issue (2) should be appended to read "a 52-year-old handsome, white, male school bus driver."
PARMENTIER-PERERA CM. Sexual Qualities in Case Reports. Ann Intern Med. 1975;82:724. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-82-5-724_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1975;82(5):724.
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