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Greek and Latin Useless for Doctors

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: (Published 29 July 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:288

What is the value of a knowledge of Greek and Latin to a professor of the art of medicine? I will tell you in the words of a distinguished writer and scholar who has recently passed away: “As to doctors, can we gravely admit that they ought to understand the language in which their prescriptions are …

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