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Maruthappu is wrong in his assertion that software coding is the language of Medicine and equally wrong saying that anatomy is the language of Surgery. The language of medicine is terms and their synonyms which represent the concepts underpinning our science - symptoms, signs, tests and their results, diseases, conditions, drugs and their effects, genetics, social factors, environment and other influences on us human beings. Medical coding from ICD through Read and SNOMED CT are attempts to cover the whole gamut of such concepts and it is only when we master these by mapping duplicates and reducing ambiguity will be able to inform and instruct easily built software code.