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Feature Christmas 2017: Language and literacy

An Anglo-American medical lexicon

BMJ 2017; 359 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j5567 (Published 08 December 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;359:j5567

Re: An Anglo-American medical lexicon

I will never forget the look of horror on my US trained colleagues face after I asked her very kindly to "bleep" me when the patient arrived.

Competing interests: No competing interests

12 December 2017
Marianna S Parker
Neonatologist
Boston, MA