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March 24, 1945

SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS

JAMA. 1945;127(12):734. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860120050020

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Abstract

To the Editor:—  This communication is to protest against a growing tendency among medical authors publishing papers in certain journals to append an incomplete table of contents and label it Summary and Conclusions. Thus:

  1. The literature covering the important subject of whether two and two make four is thoroughly reviewed.

  2. Certain evidence more or less bearing on this important subject is presented.

  3. The significance of these findings is discussed.

  4. Read it, you—.

The journals published by the American Medical Association do not offend in this way and I know your teaching has been against it.Yours for better summaries and conclusions.

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