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December 18, 1897

"Edema Universalis."

JAMA. 1897;XXIX(25):1284. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440510046015

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New York, Dec. 10, 1897.

To the Editor:  —Such little blunders, as forgetting that a word ending in "a" is not always a Latin feminine, but may be, and very often is, a Greek neuter, are exceedingly unpleasant and it takes a deal of philosophy to overcome the bitterness of being corrected. Yet, let me tell you of an instance whose mention must pour balsam into any such grammatic sore. When Victor Cousin published his Plato, he wrote the title thus or about thus: Platonis Opera Omnia Victor Cousin Recollexit. The book with that title was spread all over Europe, over all the world, in fact, causing everybody to ask how it could be that such a great man did not know the tenses of recolligo.

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