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Can good medical writing be learned from a book? This is the second edition of a little book that lightly, often amusingly, flits over such related, common, but often ignored matters as "How to Deal with Editors" (said to be "a low form of life—inferior to the viruses and only slightly above academic deans"); "How to Order and Use Reprints"; "Ethics, Rights, and Permissions"; and "The Electronic Manuscript."
The technical advice is good, particularly that related to figures and tables; but although the book is peppered with amusing quotations and puns, it lacks long explicit examples of medical writing, rewriting,
How to Write and Publish a Scientific Paper.. Ann Intern Med. 1984;100:325–326. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-100-2-325_4
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1984;100(2):325-326.
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