January 18, 1896


JAMA. 1896;XXVI(3):139. doi:10.1001/jama.1896.02430550041013

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Dubuque, Jan. 10, 1896.

To the Editor:  —Referring to your note in reply to Dr. King, in issue of January 4, page 41, would say: I have consulted Thomas' Medical Dictionary, International, Funk and Wagnall's, and American Encyclopædic dictionaries, all I have at my immediate command, for definition of tribadism. Believing others beside Dr. King and myself are ignorant of its meaning. will you or the author enlighten us.Fraternally, J. H. Greene.

Answer.  —The term is defined in Dunglison's, Billings', Foster's and Gould's dictionaries, as a form of sexual perversion. By looking at any of these dictionaries you may find the word.

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