Patient privacy and Latin: my father’s story

James Mitchell
Med J Aust 2007; 187 (6): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2007.tb01299.x
Published online: 17 September 2007

To the Editor: Thank you for the charming letter about “non-pseudocyesis” published in the 19 March issue.1 It reminded me of the Brander Matthews quote: “A gentleman need not know Latin, but at least he should have forgotten it.” This is particularly apt, as the term “pseudocyesis” is from Greek.

  • James Mitchell

  • St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne, VIC.



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