Some names hang on like leeches

@article{Ludwig2005SomeNH,
  title={Some names hang on like leeches},
  author={J. Ludwig},
  journal={Digestive Diseases and Sciences},
  year={2005},
  volume={24},
  pages={967-969}
}
  • J. Ludwig
  • Published 2005
  • Medicine
  • Digestive Diseases and Sciences
Use of obsolete terminology complicates scientific communication and impedes progress. But adoption of current terminology is hampered by our love for the traditional scientific names of yesteryear. Because we rarely notice that, with the passage of time, definitions of terms have become out of focus, there seems to be no need to change them. Whether we recognize it or not, however, the meaning of many surviving names has become hazy, and from this obscure milieu evolve fruitless arguments… Expand

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