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TO THE EDITOR: I read with interest the article by Kahn et al.2 (Kahn E, Lane M, Sagher O: Eloquent: history of a word’s adoption into the neurosurgical lexicon. J Neurosurg 127:1461–1466, December 2017). Kahn et al.2 deserve to be appreciated for tracking down the first neurosurgical usage of the now ubiquitous word “eloquent” in the 1951 paper from Oxford on abscesses, authored by then registrar O. V. Jooma,1 and the illumination of its popularization by Prof. Drake in subsequent decades. There is a link here in as much as