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Computer storage of the 25th edition has enabled the publisher to add new terms and abbreviations for this edition with speed; but without too much effort the critical reader can find omissions and inconsistencies. Of recently developed abbreviations, AIDS is listed but GMF and TNF are not. Abbreviation style is not consistent: the abbreviation for National Institutes of Health, NIH, is without periods, but that for the American Geriatric Association has periods, A. G. A. (and why do the geriatricians merit an entry when there is not one for the American Gastroenterological Association?). Bacterial species names are properly italicized in
Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary.. Ann Intern Med. ;103:819. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-103-5-819_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1985;103(5):819.
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