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Medical Writing A Prescription for Clarity

ISBN-10: 0521858577

ISBN-13: 9780521858571

Edition: 3rd 2006 (Revised)

Authors: Neville W. Goodman, Martin B. Edwards, Andy Black

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Effective communication is the ultimate, but often daunting, purpose of any piece of medical research. Medical Writing: A Prescription for Clarity provides practical information enabling first drafts to be turned into clear, simple, unambiguous text, without loss of individuality. Written by a medical consultant and an experienced medical editor, it is sympathetic to the problems and needs of medical writers. Like the preceding two editions, this expanded third edition deals with the basic craft of writing for publication, from spelling and grammar to choosing the best word or phrase. Whether writing a simple clinical report or thesis, wanting to supervise others, or wanting just to develop greater skill in effective writing, this book is the ideal guide and reference. Clear, simple and precise, and illustrated with apt cartoons, this is an invaluable handbook.
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Book details

List price: $64.99
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/26/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 268
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Problem: The Illness
Introduction
The malaise of medical manuscripts
Solution - Symptomatic Relief
Guidelines to clearer writing
Is there a better word?
Superfluous words
Imprecise words and phrases
Superfluous phrases
Trouble with short words
Use of the passive voice
Consistency: number and tenses
Circumlocution, metaphor and clich�
Word order and pronouns
Punctuation
Constructing sentences
Drawing clear graphs
Practice: Recuperation
Some examples rewritten
Do the experts agree?
Appendix
Exercises