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To the Editor:—
I am frequently charmed by your editorial comments on medical writing and style. I am therefore confident that you were unable to resist the temptation to leave untouched the statement (198:1371,1966) which reads:One of the large subcutaneous nodules overlying the right deltoid muscle was excised with the patient under local anesthesia and divided into four parts.Hanging and quartering was abandoned several centuries ago, but vestiges seem to persist!
Ravitch MM. Style in Medical Writing. JAMA. 1967;200(3):262. doi:10.1001/jama.1967.03120160128033