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To the Editor:
—I had occasion some days since to call attention to the use of the word which served to perpetuate the name of Captain Shaddock for our commonly called grapefruit. Now your reporter, noting the recent meeting here of the Massachusetts Medical Society, calls the lecture delivered annually in honor of Prof. George Cheyne Shattuck "the Shadduck Lecture" (The Journal, June 26, 1915, p. 2146).The other day I also called to mind the advice of Professor Bowditch to open the abdomen of one suspected of "typhoenteritis." He who did thoracentesis without asepsis. This generation should be reminded of our former great men!
Spear ED. Our Former Great Men. JAMA. 1915;LXV(2):191. doi:10.1001/jama.1915.02580020057030