RE: Abbreviations

From:"DeBrosse, Beatrice"

Right on, Barry. I got a good chuckle out of SIS as well! Thanks!

Bea DeBrosse

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> From: 	Barry Rittman[]
> Sent: 	Thursday, November 29, 2001 6:24 AM
> To:
> Subject: 	Abbreviations
> I think that it is arrogant for any of us to assume that just because an
> abbreviation is well known to us and is fairly common in our literature
> that everyone should know about it. After all, it is routine for us in
> journal articles, when the abbreviation is first used, to note in
> parentheses the full term.
> For some users of the Histonet, histology is a peripheral field and it is
> up to all of us to help these individuals. 
> Might I suggest that we prepare a list of abbreviations used in histology
> and associated areas and have this at the Histonet or another site that
> can
> be easily accessed by everyone? Such an abbreviation should also include a
> brief description of how this is commonly used. If such a site already
> exists I for one am ignorant of it and would appreciate this information. 
> I have a first term to add .... 
> SIS (Self Importance Syndrome)... this decribes the  over emphasis placed
> by an individual on their perception of their own depth of knowledge. 
> (note: SIS is often accompanied by "in my extensive experience". Once SIS
> is recognized as existing in an individual it  should immediately be
> discretely brough to their attention. This is best carried out by an
> individual with greater knowledge and is generally a very humbling
> experience. My wife has already pointed out SIS and I am working on it so
> no notes please !)
> Thank you
> Barry

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