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August 6, 1938

Medical Writing: The Technic and the Art

JAMA. 1938;111(6):562. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790320074034

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This volume is the style book of the American Medical Association Press but it is also a vade mecum for the medical editor and the medical writer. Those who knew the "American Medical Association Style Book" of 1915, the "Suggestions to Medical Authors and American Medical Association Style Book" of 1917 and the series of articles entitled "The Art and Practice of Medical Writing," first published in The Journal in 1925 and later in the same year brought out in book form, cannot toss aside this new volume as more of the same and get along with the old tools. The new work differs more from its predecessor of thirteen years ago than the map of Europe of 1938 differs from that of 1925. The present volume contains nearly twice as much material as the volume published in 1925 and is largely newly written. In some parts which have been

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