The Leg Bone's Connected To The Patella

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20030627

Dysdiadochokinesis, dyspnoea and orchidectomy may make sense to doctors and scholars but to the majority of the population, they are gobbledegook. Graham Easton examines the history of medical terminology, the mystique it gives to doctors and taps into the rich comic potential of those ludicrous words. And with the rise of self-diagnosis on the web, he predicts that in fifty years the language of medicine may be as dead as the dodo.

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Graham Easton examines the arcane language of medicine and the mystique which it offers the profession. Repeat.