Slang in clinical practice

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.325.7361.444/a (Published 24 August 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:444
  1. Paul S McDonald, senior lecturer (research). (p.mcdonald@worc.ac.uk)
  1. University College Worcester WR2 6AJ

    EDITOR—The article on medical slang by Fox et al is fascinating.1 The use of slang in clinical practice (and not just medical practice) is quite widespread.

    Firstly, slang can express the clinician's view of the …

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