Letters Time to drop eponyms?

Curbing Medicalese is the issue

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39332.450995.3A (Published 13 September 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:528
  1. David J Ogden, consultant psychiatrist
  1. Fan Gorau Unit, Montgomery County Infirmary, Powys Local Health Board, Newtown, Powys SY16 2LT
  1. davidogden{at}yahoo.com

    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 …

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