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March 17, 1975

Accuracy in Quotation

Author Affiliations

University of Wisconsin Madison

JAMA. 1975;231(11):1135. doi:10.1001/jama.1975.03240230011006

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To the Editor.—  In his editorial (230:1436, 1974), Dr. Hussey has cataloged some of the deficiencies and eccentricities in vocabulary that medical editors are apt to encounter. He stresses quite correctly the importance of precision in medical writing. Under this heading, he might have referred to accuracy in quotation. The line from the song that he quotes should read, "Every little movement has a meaning all its own."