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November 29, 1958

How to Write Scientific and Technical Papers

JAMA. 1958;168(13):1831. doi:10.1001/jama.1958.03000130097035

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This is another handy-size volume on the preparation of papers, which contains little that is new but is offered in an interesting style. While most of the information available in books intended to guide authors in the scientific field could be summarized in a few pages, there is a need for amplifying presentations so that it becomes lively rather than dry. Furthermore, examples tend to impress the reader with the need for certain rules. This book, like others, serves its purpose, and it offers some additional information on the preparation of lantern slides, graphs, photographs, and other illustrations which may well make it especially appealing to a number of prospective users.

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