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November 5, 1955

Scientific Writing

JAMA. 1955;159(10):1073. doi:10.1001/jama.1955.02960270093030
Abstract

Although modern communication among specialists has reached a new high in terminology and form, basic concepts and principles should form the ground plan for any article. This book is more than just a manual devoted to scientific writing; it is a storehouse of useful material for anyone who wishes to communicate his ideas in a logical, clear-cut manner. The authors, members of the English department at the University of Louisville, have more than a speaking acquaintance with science and its history. The book is admirably arranged for those who wish to do any scientific writing. Fundamental concepts are given in chapters 1 and 2. The next four chapters outline clearly the investigative project. Problems of composition fill the next three chapters. Various types of papers are discussed in chapters 9 through 13. The last two chapters treat the problems of graphic illustration. This book is complete in necessary detail and

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