April 28, 1906

Need for Additional Nomenclature.

JAMA. 1906;XLVI(17):1300. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.02510440054016

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New York, April 21, 1906.

To the Editor:  —Permit me to say to Dr. Thomas G. Atkinson's proposition under the above heading in The Journal, April 21, that wherever additional nomenclature is needed we should not accept terms like Dr. Atkinson's hemafecia and pyofecia; our onomatology is disfigured already by such monstrosities and needs reform instead of new horrors.

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