Curbing Medicalese is the issueBMJ 2007; 335 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39332.450995.3A (Published 13 September 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:528
- David J Ogden, consultant psychiatrist
- Fan Gorau Unit, Montgomery County Infirmary, Powys Local Health Board, Newtown, Powys SY16 2LT
Blanket abandonment of eponyms cannot be argued successfully.1 2 Surely the real question is whether Medicalese (including excessive use of eponyms) should be abandoned; or at least brought to heel.
The scholarly dandification of the English language by post-renaissance travellers around …