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November 26, 1960


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JAMA. 1960;174(13):1753. doi:10.1001/jama.1960.03030130081025

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To the Editor:—  Just a note to tell you how delighted I am that The Journal is publishing abstracts of its articles in Interlingua. We have been well pleased with it in the "Yellow Journal," and I am sure the editor of the Annals feels the same way about it. There has been a definite upswing in reader interest overseas.A by-product of the Interlingua program that has not been generally stressed is, nevertheless, one which every editor should value highly; I have always felt that a summary at the end of every article should be just that. Nevertheless, it has been very difficult to get authors to spend adequate time on the preparation of the proper English summary. But just as soon as I point out that the summary is what will be translated into Interlingua and read by the foreign readers, they put into the summary the important

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