Margaret A.Winker, MDIndividualAuthorPhil B.FontanarosaMD, Senior EditorsIndividualAuthor
To the Editor: The A Piece of My Mind article by Dr
Jackson1 brought to
mind the use of the word "Kamerad"
for persons of all ranks by the Communists after the Russian revolution
as a device to destroy the power and influence of the former power
structure. I hope it is not paranoid to suspect that the health care
industry has sought to eliminate the words "doctor" and
"patient" for the same reason.
Henderson CB. Words in "In A Word". JAMA. 1999;281(4):322-323. doi:10-1001/pubs.JAMA-ISSN-0098-7484-281-4-jbk0127