HC Deb 01 November 1916 vol 86 c1688

asked the Secretary for War whether he can arrange that when reports are sent by medical officers to the relations of men on active service telling them from what they are suffering they shall use medical terms which can be easily understood, as the use of technical medical terms without explanation, or the use of initials only to describe the illness, are frequently not understood and are apt to convey a wrong impression?


The matter has recently been brought to notice, and the necessary instructions will shortly be issued for communicating casualties in language more readily intelligible by relatives.