Collective terms for doctorsBMJ 2002; 325 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.325.7378.1498 (Published 21 December 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:1498
- Sanjay Pai, consultant pathologist (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Manipal Hospital, Bangalore, India
Why is it that you can see a pride of lions, a murder of crows, a parliament of owls, and other such delightful collective terms, but only a boring crowd of journalists, historians, and doctors? In fact, one uses the same collective term, “crowd,” for all sorts of doctors.
I propose a new set of collective terms for doctors. This list is a rather subjective choice, but I have tried to use terms appropriate to each …