Patient privacy and Latin: my father’s story

Peter Piazza
Med J Aust 2007; 187 (6): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2007.tb01298.x
Published online: 17 September 2007

To the Editor: Like Haley’s father,1 I too lament the fact that Latin terms have fallen out of use in medical terminology. I also think it retrograde that Latin is being taught to fewer and fewer of our secondary students, as they are missing out on an opportunity to learn so much more about our own language, let alone terms that they might use later in their clinical practice.

  • Peter Piazza

  • Five Dock Family Medical Practice, Sydney, NSW.



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