A. GORMAN HILLS, M.D.
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A recent editorial (1) in the ANNALS OF INTERNAL MEDICINE addressed itself with penetration and charm to some of the all-too-human failings on both sides which contribute to disharmony between writer and editor. Authors who have dealings with a variety of medical journals must nevertheless regret that one of their sorest complaints was not brought into focus. I mean the fact and circumstances of routine and extensive recasting of their articles by editorial assistants intoxicated with the virtues of standardized restyling. This practice—mercifully not yet universal, though spreading with great rapidity—is sufficiently disquieting that editors must surely examine their consciences
HILLS AG. Authors, Readers, and Editors—A Postscript. Ann Intern Med. ;60:158–159. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-60-1-158
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1964;60(1):158-159.
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