Reviews and Notes: Virology: Stedman's ICTV Virus Words. Ann Intern Med. 1994;120:446. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-120-5-199403010-00040
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1994;120(5):446.
Stedman's ICTV Virus Words
Charles H. Calisher and Claude M. Fauquet. 271 pages. Baltimore: Williams & Wilkins; 1993. $28.00.
A list-form compilation of formal taxonomic names of viruses, of English vernacular names, of accepted synonyms of names, of abbreviations, and of the taxonomic status in which the name does not carry that implication. The typographic conventions for proper taxonomic use of names are generally followed; unfortunately, vernacular names that should not be capitalized in texts here do carry an initial capital letter (as in “Human adenovirus 21,” which in running text should be “human adenovirus 21”). Users who do not read the opening “Explanatory Notes” may be confused by not finding “virus” as the last word in terms in which it properly stands alone (as in “human immunodeficiency” for “human immunodeficiency virus”). This should be a highly useful and notably inexpensive little reference work for virologists, infectious disease-medicine physicians, scientific editors, and manuscript editors; they should be aware of its minor faults.
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