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April 27, 1918

"BREVITY IS THE SOUL OF WIT"

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Caterham, Surrey, England

JAMA. 1918;70(17):1254. doi:10.1001/jama.1918.02600170054029

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Abstract

To the Editor:  —I have now been a reader of your valuable paper for more than a year, and do not see how I can possibly do without my weekly copy. The thing that kills the British medical journals is the length of their articles. It almost seems that every writer makes it his business to make his articles as long as he possibly can instead of the reverse. I trust, therefore, that you will not allow that vice to creep into The Journal. A busy man has no time to be bored with such long articles. I thought the article on "The Treatment of Hookworm Infection," published in The Journal, February 23, was rather long, and contained tables that might have been eliminated with a summary.

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