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One of the most galling experiences of the middle period of one's professional career is the discovery that he has been wasting his energies in ambitions which might have been easily gratified by a very modest expenditure of force. How sad the experience of the man who has been for years desperately striving to attain by his pen a certain degree of fame to discover that he has not had discernment sufficient to point out to him the direction of least resistance. How selfish the man who, having learned, alas too late, the error of his ways, does not give his younger and more unsophisticated brethren the benefit of his experience. In endeavoring to aid my professional friends in securing the greatest amount of result from the least expenditure of time and the smallest possible wear and tear of gray matter, I feel that I am sowing seed that, beyond
LYDSTON GF. HOW TO WRITE A MEDICAL ARTICLE.A PLEA FOR PLAGIARISM.. JAMA. 1903;XLI(22):1344-1347. doi:10.1001/jama.1903.92490410034001g