KENNETH D. BURMAN, M.D.; JAMES R. BAKER, M.D.; Y.-C. TSENG, PH.D.; NANCY SAUNDERS, M.S.; BARBARA SOLOMON, D.N.SC.; LEONARD WARTOFSKY, M.D.
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To the editor: We were surprised that throughout our recently published article (1) the term "Hashimoto's" had been changed to "Hashimoto." The use of this latter term seems, at first glance, awkward and perhaps even inappropriate, given the common use in such instances of "apostrophe s" in most medical publications and parlance. However, a perusal of another article (2) from our laboratory showed that the term "Graves' disease" had been altered to "Graves disease." We assumed that Annals had instituted a new editorial policy toward deletion of the apostrophe in such designations, an assumption confirmed by a telephone call to
BURMAN KD, BAKER JR, TSENG Y, et al. Eponyms. Ann Intern Med. 1988;108:635. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-108-4-635_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1988;108(4):635.
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