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February 1981

The End of Secretarial Acknowledgments

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Clayton, Mo

Arch Dermatol. 1981;117(2):63. doi:10.1001/archderm.1981.01650020003003

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To the Editor.—  I note with interest, as well as anger, the recent trend in medical journals to include as many names as possible on every article. The aggregation of names at the beginning of articles is mildly irritating; the use of a manuscript typist's name at the end of articles is most aggravating. With journal space at a premium, I believe that this unnecessary usage of possible information space at the end of articles does not disseminate any medical knowledge and its continued practice should be reconsidered by the editors of the medical journals.This letter to the editor has been prepared by Doris Johnston.

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