[Ads-l] "Pleasant gentleman"

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Wed Nov 5 17:59:08 UTC 2014


In reports available to me about my visits to medical practitioners I 
have so often been described under the heading "Physical Examination 
/ General" as "a pleasant gentleman" that I am wondering whether it 
is a technical term of the profession.

(I'm not complaining -- it's better than being called "difficult", 
"obstreperous", or something worse than a gentleman.)

Joel

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