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August 5, 1998

Medical Monikers

Author Affiliations

Margaret A.WinkerMDIndividualAuthorPhil B.FontanarosaMD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthor


Copyright 1998 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.1998

JAMA. 1998;280(5):420-421. doi:10-1001/pubs.JAMA-ISSN-0098-7484-280-5-jbk0805

To the Editor.—I could not resist adding to the list1 of "colorful moniker(s)" for some injuries, such as "housemaid's knee" and "preacher's knee," one more unique mechanism of injury, the "politician's wrist." This condition is caused by overly aggressive handshaking. We have seen 1 case this year.

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