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Feature Christmas 2017: Language and literacy

An Anglo-American medical lexicon

BMJ 2017; 359 doi: (Published 08 December 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;359:j5567
  1. Martin Kaminski, clinical fellow in infectious diseases
  1. Division of Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases, Tufts Medical Center, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts 02111, USA
  1. mkaminski{at}

Martin Kaminski uses his medical training on both sides of the Atlantic to devise a handy phrase book for the wards

As a dual US-EU citizen who grew up in America but underwent foundation and core medical training in London, I learnt to prescribe paracetamol instead of acetaminophen and was brilliant at directing …

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