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Wed March 9, 2011
Strange News

Lawsuits Cut Down On Doctors' Special Abbreviations

There was a time when doctors spoke a language all their own. They would scribble abbreviations to tell colleagues the unspeakable truth about patients. UBI meant unexplained beer injury. One doctor in London has more than 200 colorful examples. But he tells the BBC that lawsuits make it a dying art.

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