Indexing Terms for Our Abstracts. Ann Intern Med. 1986;105:789. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-105-5-789
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1986;105(5):789.
Alert readers may have already seen on page 740 of this issue a new feature likely to benefit both readers of our print version and searchers of our full text in the online services of BRS Colleague and MEDIS: indexing terms have been added at the end of the author's abstract.
Because of the tight limit on the length of abstracts, it is often difficult to represent adequately the content of an article. The difficulties are greatest with wide-scope articles like reviews and conferences. The abstracts for such articles often have to be "indicative" rather than "informative," giving a
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