Higgledy, piggledy?

Academic Article


  • To the Editor: I found the letter entitled “Higgledy, Piggledy” (Feb. 14 issue)! quite informative in its suggestions for a standardized medical vocabulary. However, I believe the title is in error. Higgledy, piggledy actually refers to the reproductive activities of a black hen. The information contained in the letter might better have been entitled “Unequal Distribution of Porcine Resources.” The error in the title further underscores the need for a standardized technical vocabulary that Mr. Phillips so humorously illustrates. Can a book written by editors still be a good read? Can a book about ethics without a single ethicist among. © 1991, Massachusetts Medical Society. All rights reserved.
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  • Berner ES; Sovine DL; Phillips JL
  • Start Page

  • 361
  • End Page

  • 362
  • Volume

  • 325
  • Issue

  • 5