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May 1961

Style Manual for Biological Journals

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By the Committee on Form and Style of the Conference of Biological Editors, J. R. Porter, Chairman. Price, $3. Pp. 92, with no illustrations. American Institute of Biological Sciences, 2000 P Street N.W., Washington 6, D.C., 1960.

Arch Intern Med. 1961;107(5):789-790. doi:10.1001/archinte.1961.03620050155023

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The Technical Writer, An Aid to the Presentation and Production of Technical Literature.  J. W. Godfrey, F.S.R.A., Editor, Technical Instructor, B.B.C., and G. Parr, M.I.E.E., Director, Chapman & Hall, Ltd. Price, not stated. Pp. 340, with many illustrations. Chapman & Hall, Ltd., 37 Essex St., London, W.C. 2, England, 1959.There seems to be no end of books written about writing. The main trouble is that the people who need them never study them, and the people who may work hard over them probably don't need them or not very much. No one has ever figured out a way of correcting this problem of maldistribution. In an effort to standardize correct style, form, format, abbreviations, indexing, references, and the like, a Committee on Form and Style of the Conference of Biological Editors under the chairmanship of J. Roger Porter have gotten together a first-rate book on the style and mechanics

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