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To the Editor.—
I made a discovery the other day while browsing through my 1988 edition of the Physicians' Desk Reference. It is a minor revelation, I'll grant you, and I'm sure that others have noticed it before me. But it's such a curious thing, I couldn't resist calling attention to it.Pharmaceutical companies presumably spend a great deal of creative energy giving their products highly memorable and distinctive names. One would suppose that coming up with a truly unique name would be difficult. Why is it, then, that one may find drug names beginning with any letter of the alphabet except one? What's wrong with J?
Smith DB. What's Wrong With J?. JAMA. 1988;260(15):2217. doi:10.1001/jama.1988.03410150065023