To the Editor.—
I made a discovery the other day while browsing through my 1988 edition of the Physicians' Desk Reference. It is a minor revelation, I'll grant you, and I'm sure that others have noticed it before me. But it's such a curious thing, I couldn't resist calling attention to it.Pharmaceutical companies presumably spend a great deal of creative energy giving their products highly memorable and distinctive names. One would suppose that coming up with a truly unique name would be difficult. Why is it, then, that one may find drug names beginning with any letter of the alphabet except one? What's wrong with J?