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October 7, 1961

The Language of Science; A Guide to Effective Writing

JAMA. 1961;178(1):92. doi:10.1001/jama.1961.03040400094033

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Clarity, Gilman insists, is demanded of the person writing in the fields of science and technology. He believes that disciplines of good writing can be learned. The best way to improve one's style is by writing. As in any art one needs aid. One of the most important of these is reading. Not just reading textbooks on writing, Gilman emphasizes, but by reading which exposes one to good writing. In The Language of Science Gilman supplies examples of good writing, of bad writing, and of writing that can be improved.

This well-written book should prove of interest and value to workers in the various fields of science and technology.

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