S. K. Jackson, M.D.
JAMA. 1886;VII(17):474-475. doi:10.1001/jama.1886.04250100110010.
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To the Editor of the Journal: 

Dear Sir:  —Having been much interested in the discussion on the letter of Mr. Lawson Tait to Dr. Nelson, read before the Chicago Gynæcological Society on May 28, I hope you will permit me to add a few words to what was said on that occasion.I think that Mr. Tait is wrong in "protesting against those stupid Greek words ending in olomy," for by so doing he ignores a necessity, long recognized by scientists, of borrowing, from some classical language, their technical terms. If they were all of one nation and spoke the same tongue, there would be no such necessity; but in order that the different nations might profit by each other's work, it is necessary that they adopt conventional terms that would be understood everywhere.The term "abdominal section," preferred by Mr. Tait, would do very well for all of us


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