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August 1966

EDITORIAL CORRECTIONS-Reply

Author Affiliations

Director, Division of Scientific Publications

Arch Otolaryngol. 1966;84(2):241. doi:10.1001/archotol.1966.00760030243036

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Abstract

To the Editor: The above letter has been modified in keeping with accepted rules of good taste.

The paradox in the letter is obvious. Why should one accept the "traditional teaching" of the use of "we" when the author was singular?

Only general rules are enforced by the copy editors in correcting manuscripts. If authors would spend only a small portion of their time in perusing "Advice to Authors" (JAMA190:113-136 [Oct 5] 1964), less mental trauma would follow. The Editorial Division attempts to prepare all copy in one style, ie, good style—not the same style.

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