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Of the writing of journal articles and books there is no end, and most of this writing is a task that wearies the flesh (adapted from Ecclesiastes 12:12 without permission of the author). Hence many authors work by Zipf's principle of least effort and transfer the work to the reader. They who do labor as they write should be assured by a kind and loving Providence that their industry will yield clarity in word and in thought. Alas, the author's hand and mind must have effective tools for the task or the sweat will yield nothing but salt. Yet few
Why Not Say It Clearly: A Guide to Expository WritingThe Fine Art of Technical Writing: Key Points to Help You Think Your Way Through Writing Scientific or Technical Publications, Theses, Term Papers, & Business ReportsEssentials of Writing Biomedical Research Papers. Ann Intern Med. 1992;117:624. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-117-7-624_1
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