Connect
MJA
MJA

Patient privacy and Latin: my father’s story

Roger K A Allen
Med J Aust 2007; 187 (6): 375.
Published online: 17 September 2007

To the Editor: I was both delighted and a little perturbed to read the recent letter by Katherine Haley about her general practitioner father who outsmarted the Department of Education by a medical sleight of hand, stating that his patient had “non-pseudocyesis”.1 However, it was not Latin, but Greek, that did the trick. Despite Dr Haley’s background in Latin, he, like all physicians, had unwittingly used Greek during his medical course.

  • Roger K A Allen

  • Private Practice, Wesley Medical Centre, Brisbane, QLD.


Author

remove_circle_outline Delete Author
add_circle_outline Add Author

Comment
Do you have any competing interests to declare? *

I/we agree to assign copyright to the Medical Journal of Australia and agree to the Conditions of publication *
I/we agree to the Terms of use of the Medical Journal of Australia *
Email me when people comment on this article

Responses are now closed for this article.