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To the Editor:—
Dr. Domino's suggestion on the use of the word "sympathomimetic" when referring to atropine and scopolamine is quite proper. His comments concerning the action of these drugs is, of course, correct. I have been guilty of a common error in my application of the term. A minor defense for my position may be the fact that, though pharmacologically incorrect, anesthesiologic parlance has permitted the term "sympathomimetic" to be used with full understanding of its actual significance.
Wallace G. PREANESTHETIC MEDICATION-Reply. JAMA. 1960;174(1):93. doi:10.1001/jama.1960.03030010094031