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March 1927

The Art and Practice of Medical Writing.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1927;39(3):462. doi:10.1001/archinte.1927.00130030147016

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Confession is free and general that medical writing in the United States of America is inferior to that of other cultured countries, and the relation of this inferiority to faults in our method of education is equally freely recognized. While waiting and hoping for an improvement in fundamentals, those now writing or about to write on medical subjects may be assured that a careful study of this little work can prevent many errors and add much to the force and the finish of their literary productions. Even those who do not write, but who read medical periodicals can improve their critical sense and enlarge their point of view by reading here why certain styles or methods in current medical literature are good and others bad. The qualifications of the authors do not require lengthy explanation. Dr. Simmons was for many years editor of the best edited medical weekly in any

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