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Book on Scientific Writing.— Since 1963, the AMA has organized and subsidized more than a dozen seminars in medical writing. These have ranged in length from one day to eight weeks, and have been attended by many dozens of physicians and medical students.
Between August 1967, and August 1968, Lester S. King, MD, and Charles G. Roland, MD, the AMA staff members responsible for the sessions, wrote a series of communications for The Journal. These works were derived from the experience gained conducting seminars; a total of 25 articles appeared, under titles such as "Monotony," "Jargon," "Verbs," and "Why Not 'I' and 'We'?"
Now the entire group of essays, with some additional material in an appendix, is available as a paper-bound book, Scientific Writing. Anyone wishing to obtain a copy may do so by sending his check for $1.00 (for 11 or more copies, 75¢ each) to Order-Handling Unit, American
News and Comment. Arch Surg. 1969;98(5):678. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1969.01340110170030