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New York City, August 6, 1902.
To the Editor:
—An article which I had published in the New York Medical Journal, June 21, 1902, entitled "Gastroptosia the Cause of Symptoms Erroneously Attributed to Nephroptosia," has been reviewed in several other journals. I do not know in how many, but I noticed in two of these the title which I had given was changed to the following: "Gastroptosis the Cause of Symptoms Erroneously Attributed to Nephroptosis." I remonstrated, and I hope my protest will appear in those journals which I have addressed.When I first introduced the correct term gastroptosia in place of the incorrect word gastroptosis I gave the reasons: A feminine noun which ends in sis, xis and psis as the second component remains unchanged when the first component is a preposition, as for instance, proptosis, periptosis, diagnosis, but if the first component is not a preposition, then in
Rose A. Gastroptosia Not Gastroptosis. Perityphlitis Not Appendicitis. JAMA. 1902;XXXIX(7):386. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480330040016
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