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Attitudinally correct nomenclature
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    Author's reply to Professor Underwood
    • Andrew C Cook, BHF Scholar
    • Other Contributors:
      • Robert H. Anderson

    Dear Editor

    We thank Professor Underwood for his erudite and pertinent comments. We agree totally with his final comment, but is the situation truly unbroken? Surely the question to be debated is whether the next generation of doctors should have to struggle, as did the current one, with a system of nomenclature that Professor Underwood agrees is illogical? At least the anatomists, who instigated the current dilemma,...

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    Attitudinally incorrect but workable nomenclature

    Dear Editor

    Dr Cook and Professor Anderson are to be congratulated for pointing out the illogicality of commonly used nomenclature of the heart in general and myocardial segments in particular.[1] In the imaging community it has been clear for some time that the terms used are illogical but we continue to use them because of the difficulty for any small group of individuals to effect change, and because of the absenc...

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