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June 1992

The Informative Abstract-Reply

Author Affiliations

Editorial Processing Director American Medical Association

Arch Dermatol. 1992;128(6):853. doi:10.1001/archderm.1992.01680160143027

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In Reply.—  Alas, Mr Morton, we are not on to something that will change the face of the medical publishing industry—at least not as far as predicting changed patterns of reading habits of physicians. We are, however, very much "on to" electronic processing of manuscripts for publication—from accepting manuscripts on disk to telecommunicating final pages to our printer—and it is our advance in this area that has led you to think that we might have made other advances.Computers are wonderful beasts, but they need to be tamed. The change of Dr Arndt's word month to the word January was the result of a computer's not being leashed in in time by a member of our publication staff. Each article carries the word month in the running foot until it is selected for publication in a particular month. At that time, the word is replaced by the month of publication. The running

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