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April 20, 1895

THE NOMENCLATURE AND CLASSIFICATION OF DISEASES IN THE NAVY.

JAMA. 1895;XXIV(16):600-601. doi:10.1001/jama.1895.02430160028006

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Abstract

In our issue of March 23, we published the new official nomenclature and classification of diseases and injuries, directed to be used hereafter by the medical officers of the Army by order of the Surgeon-General, promulgated in Circular No. 3 of March, 1895. It is interesting to compare this with the nomenclature and classification which went into effect on January 1, of this year in the Medical Department of the Navy, by order of the Surgeon-General of the Navy, issued some months before, which we print in this issue.

The naval classification preserves the technical Latin and Greek nosological titles, carefully revised on the ground of facilitating statistical comparison with similar returns by foreign services. The Army system employs English, Latin and Greek designations indiscriminately. Thus, glycosuria, gout and scurvy appear among Army titles, the corresponding Navy names being diabetes, lithemia and scorbutus. Instead of measles and rötheln in the

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