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September 1957

Guide to Medical Writing

AMA Arch Derm. 1957;76(3):390. doi:10.1001/archderm.1957.01550210116028

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Anyone intending to write a medical paper or to deliver a medical address will do well to read this book first. It provides step-by-step guidance to medical writing from choosing a subject to selecting the journal for its publication. It contains information on how to organize a paper, how to transmit illustrations, set up bibliography, use numerals, prepare summaries, conclusions, etc.

There are chapters devoted also to writing editorials, books, reviews, abstracts, and meeting reports. One learns also how to select a catchy title and hold reader interest—an excellent book to own and to recommend for the writer, speaker or would-be author. It is concise, well written, all-conclusive, and easy to read and follow.

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