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    #21

    Re: G -pronunciation

    To the extent that the K sound was ever used in the health care professions its origin nay have been Teutonic rather than classical. At one time some people here would write and say EKG rather than ECG for electrocardiogram. This was a nod to the German invention of that machine. But EKG has died out. So has enkephalitis, if indeed it ever existed. I checked with my 40-something physician daughter and son-in-law. Neither had ever heard enkephalitis.
    Last edited by probus; 22-Apr-2019 at 16:28.

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    #22

    Re: G -pronunciation

    EKG is the only abbreviation I've seen used for "electrocardiogram" in American medical circles.
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