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Medical writing : a prescription for clarity : a self-help guide to clearer medical English

Author: N W Goodman; Martin B Edwards
Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. ; New York, N.Y. : Cambridge University Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Effective communication is the ultimate, but often daunting, aim of any piece of medical research or clinical study. Practical guidance for the medical author is not always easily available. This very helpful book provides the practical information necessary to turn a complex series of results and ideas into clear, simple, unambiguous text, without loss of style or individuality. Written by a consultant senior
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: N W Goodman; Martin B Edwards
ISBN: 0521498767 9780521498760
OCLC Number: 33898940
Description: xvi, 223 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. The malaise of medical manuscripts --
3. Guidelines to clearer writing --
4. Is there a better word? --
5. Superfluous words --
6. Imprecise words and phrases --
7. Superfluous phrases --
8. Trouble with short words --
9. Use of the passive voice --
10. Consistency: number and tenses --
11. Circumlocution, metaphor and cliche --
12. Word order and pronouns --
13. Punctuation --
14. Constructing sentences --
15. Drawing clear graphs --
16. Some examples rewritten --
17. Do the experts agree? --
App. Examples to rewrite.
Responsibility: Neville W. Goodman and Martin B. Edwards ; and with cartoons by Andy Black.
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