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Medical Writing and English-Reply

Medical Writing and English-Reply This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract Editorial Reply.—Dr Goodman's comments are well taken. Standardization of scientific nomenclature is essential if we are to speak and write with clarity and precision. Literary style and flair, of course, are different matters, and this introduces some latitude for authors. The variability that Dr Goodman finds distracting may be viewed as a welcome relief from repetition by other readers. Synonyms are more than defensible; they add lustre to our manuscripts and lift our efforts above the monotony and sterility of technical reporting in the direction of medical literature. I would suggest that there is a middle ground between the extremes of either position, and that the articles that are enjoyable to read are the ones that we remember. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery American Medical Association

Medical Writing and English-Reply

Abstract

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract Editorial Reply.—Dr Goodman's comments are well taken. Standardization of scientific nomenclature is essential if we are to speak and write with clarity and precision. Literary style and flair, of course, are different matters, and this introduces some latitude for authors. The variability that Dr Goodman finds distracting may be viewed as a...
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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1986 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0886-4470
eISSN
1538-361X
DOI
10.1001/archotol.1986.03780010114026
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Abstract

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract Editorial Reply.—Dr Goodman's comments are well taken. Standardization of scientific nomenclature is essential if we are to speak and write with clarity and precision. Literary style and flair, of course, are different matters, and this introduces some latitude for authors. The variability that Dr Goodman finds distracting may be viewed as a welcome relief from repetition by other readers. Synonyms are more than defensible; they add lustre to our manuscripts and lift our efforts above the monotony and sterility of technical reporting in the direction of medical literature. I would suggest that there is a middle ground between the extremes of either position, and that the articles that are enjoyable to read are the ones that we remember.

Journal

Archives of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck SurgeryAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jan 1, 1986

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