Air Force Language (1962); Medical Slang (1994)

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   No "whole nine yards."  I'll look through such publications as CLYDE magazine the next time I hit the Library of Congress.
   Some of the Medical Slang bibliography:

Barkley, Dorothy. "Hospital Talk."  _American Speech_ 2 (1927): 312-314.
Barton, Richard O. "Medical Maledicta from San Francisco." _Maledicta_ 10 (1988-1989): 31-35.
Coombs, Robert H., Sangeeta Chopra, Debra R. Schenk and Elaine Yutan. "Medical Slang and its Functions." _Social Science & Medicine_ 36.8 (1993): 987-998.
Gordon, David Paul. "Hospital Slang for Patients: Crocks, Gomers, Gorks and Others." _Language in Society_ 12 (1983): 173-185.
Jiminy. "A Piece of My Mind: Gomers." _Journal of the American Medical Association_ 243.22 (1980): 2333.
Kolin, Philip C. "The Language of Nursing." _American Speech_ 48.3-4 (1973): 192-210.
Leiderman, Deborah B., and Jean-Anne Grisso. "The Gomer Phenomenon." _Journal of Health and Social Behavior_ 26 (1985): 222-232.
Monteiro, Lois. "Not Sticks and Stones, But Names: More Medical Pejoratives." _Maledicta_ 6.1 (1980): 53-58.
Pinson, Barbara. "Language: Doctor, There's a Gomer in the Pit." _Philadelphia Magazine_.  Nov. 1977: 145+.
Scheiner, C. J. "Common Patient-Directed Pejoratives Used By Medical Personnel." _Maledicta_ 2.1-2 (1978): 67-70.
Taller, Stephen L. "More Comon Patient-Directed Pejoratives Used By Medical Personnel." _Maledicta_ 7 (1983): 38-40.
Ture, Sue. "Milwaukee Medical Maledicta." _Maledicta_ 8 (1984-1985): 117-118. (Note: Sue Ture is a pseudonym.)
   "More Milwaukee Medical Maledicta." _Maledicta_ 10 (1988-1989): 36.

   More on GOMER:

Gomer Doc
Gomer Extraordinaire
Gomer Juice
Gomer Pile
Gomer Ranch; Gomerville
Gomer assessment sheet
Gomer Olympics
Gomer patrol
Gomer repellent weather

   Connie Eble wouldn't sign off on any slang thesis that's not well written!

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