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October 4, 1965

Medical Writing and Medical Education

JAMA. 1965;194(1):97. doi:10.1001/jama.1965.03090140105038

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To the Editor:—  Your comments regarding "writing" are well taken and deserve a loud "amen." I take one exception, however, and that has to do with the adjective "medical." Many who express themselves poorly blame the problem on the complexity of his or her particular discipline. This is inexcusable and unjustified. The more complex and esoteric the discipline, the greater is the need for clear, concise expression. The problems of language are not peculiar to medicine.

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