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Whom or Who

It’s a grammatical question that trips up even the best writers sometimes: Is it who or whom? A physician says he likes the sentiment in a colleague’s email signature, but he’s not sure it’s 100% grammatical. The sentence:...

windowing

windowing  n.— «If you want to watch new episodes of “Rescue Me,” which airs on News Corp.‘s FX, you’ve got to be patient, then act fast. New episodes don’t show up on Hulu until eight days after they premiere on the cable channel, but...

cutter t-shirt

cutter t-shirt  n.— «Levine recalled a teen patient from a middle-class family. She was wearing what is known as a “cutter t-shirt,” a long-sleeve t-shirt with a hole cut into the end of the sleeve to slip over the thumb and...

ICUitis

ICUitis  n.— «Shalof describes the absolute chaos she and her patients feel when they are transferred out of the ICU with 1:1 nursing care to the floor where nurses may have up to eight patients. As a floor nurse, I can see the shock this...

index case

index case  n.— «A man whom doctors call the “index case”—the first patient they knew about—got sick in December 2006 and was hospitalized at the Mayo Clinic for about two weeks.» —“A Medical Mystery Unfolds in...

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