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February 1974

Chaucer Said It

Arch Surg. 1974;108(2):248. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1974.01350260100028

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To the Editor.—Don't you believe that the title of the editorial in the July issue of the Archives (107:11, 1973) should have been corrected? The grammatical form "goest" is second person singular and cannot possibly refer to the subject of the title. The form the writer fished for was "goeth." His thinking was subconsciously conditioned by the common phrase "whither goest Thou," as quoted from Chaucer.

Dr. Szilagyi refers to the editorial "Whither Goest the Duodenal Stump Blowout?" by Dr. Griffen (107:11, 1973).—Ed.

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