Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorJonathan D.EldredgeMLS, PhD, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media
by Warren S. Browner, 206 pp, with illus, paper, $34.95, ISBN 0-683-30745-2, Philadelphia, Pa, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 1999.
Despite the importance of communication skills, there are few resources health care professionals can turn to for instruction on effective writing and speaking. To that select list we may now add a new book from the same University of California, San Francisco group that gave us the standard, Designing Clinical Research (Stephen B. Hulley and Steven R. Cummings, Williams & Wilkins, 1988). This new offering, Publishing and Presenting Clinical Research, by Warren S. Browner, promises to be equally enduring. What the former book did for conducting research the latter will do for communicating the results of that research. And, importantly, it may well increase the reader's chance of seeing his or her paper or poster being accepted by a quality forum.
Riesenberg D. ResearchPublishing and Presenting Clinical Research. JAMA. 1999;282(16):1589-1590. doi:10.1001/jama.282.16.1589-JBK1027-2-1