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To the Editor:—
Morris Fishbein's conviction that nouns can't be adjectives seems to linger around The Journal office still. If a phosphoric compound poisoned someone, would the poisoning be called "phosphoric" poisoning or "phosphorous" poisoning? What's the matter with just calling both of them "phosphorus" poisoning?
Arnold HL. The Effervescence of Nascent Phosphorescence. JAMA. 1965;192(11):1014. doi:10.1001/jama.1965.03080240084033
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