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December 2014

The Role of Big Data in Understanding Late-Life Cognitive Decline: E Unum, Pluribus

Author Affiliations
  • 1Departments of Radiology and Neurology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
JAMA Neurol. 2014;71(12):1476-1478. doi:10.1001/jamaneurol.2014.2818

In Alois Alzheimer’s day, medical students studied Greek and Latin to better understand the derivation (and sometimes the function) of organs and processes, since they form the roots of so many of our medical terms. While not studied as widely now, every person in the United States learns the Latin inscribed on every coin and bill of US currency, E Pluribus Unum, “From many, One,” reflecting the “huddled masses,” the people from many countries who came to the United States and created one country.

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