J. R. E.
Between each would-be author and his hoped-for reader stands an editor. His is the job to distinguish, in the flow of words, the worthwhile message and to help to get it through to the reader—loud and clear. But occasionally the editor detects, in the static, messages directed, not to the reader, but to himself. They are usually messages of complaint and are cause for wistful if not rueful cogitation in those few moments of calm that sometimes come his way. And he may dream—even as the author and the reader may dream—of medical writing, not as it is, but as
J. R. E.. Authors, Readers, and Editors—Dreams of Medical Writing. Ann Intern Med. 1963;59:410–412. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-59-3-410
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