September 1987

Correction: Duke to Dukes

Author Affiliations

New Orleans

Arch Surg. 1987;122(9):1088. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1987.01400210126022

To the Editor.—In the article by Odou and O'Connell1 published in the October 1986 issue of the Archives, the authors refer to the "Dukes classification" (or "Dukes' classification") as "Duke's classification," thus altering the last name of Dr Cuthbert E. Dukes to Duke.

We should all learn the name Dr Dukes, the pathologist at St Mark's Hospital, London, who developed the classification system of rectal cancer—the Dukes classification.

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