Patient privacy and Latin: my father's story

Katherine A Haley
Med J Aust 2007; 186 (6): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2007.tb00927.x
Published online: 19 March 2007

To the Editor: My father, a retired general practitioner now 86 years old, continues to lament the fact that Latin terms have fallen out of use in medical practice. Even today, he can still recite the conjugation of Latin verbs without a mistake, and he likes to tell the story of how Latin helped a young teacher in the 1950s.

  • Childers, QLD.



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