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Most articles have the brevity and style of dictionary definitions; the others extend beyond the usual limits of definition and provide descriptions akin to text one might find in a concise textbook. The format for articles runs entry terms and following text together, with much potential for confusion. Articles on nomenclature and symbols would be more useful for users in medical authorship and publishing if they included references to the authoritative sources, such as the WHO memoranda on immunoglobulins, rather than to secondary sources like textbooks. Most physicians not in laboratory medicine or laboratory-intensive clinical disciplines would not be likely
Saunders Dictionary & Encyclopedia of Laboratory Medicine and Technology.. Ann Intern Med. 1984;100:326–327. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-100-2-326_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1984;100(2):326-327.
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