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Roxanne K. Young.

in AMA Manual of Style

March 2007; p ublished online April 2009 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medicine and Health; Language Reference. 15175 words.

Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary defines an abbreviation as “a shortened form of a written word or phrase used in place of the whole”3 (eg, Dr for doctor, US for United...

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AMA Manual of Style

AMA Manual of Style Committee.

March 2007; p ublished online April 2009 .

Book. Subjects: Medicine and Health; Language Reference. 1024 pages.

The world of medical publishing has rapidly modernized and the intersection of research and publishing has become ever more complex. The 10th edition of the AMA Manual of Style brings this...

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Bellot, Thomas

W. E. A. Axon.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Linguistics; Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; Surgery. 614 words.

Bellot, Thomas (1806–1857), naval surgeon and philologist, was born on 16 March 1806 at Manchester, where his father, after whom he was named, was a practising surgeon in Oldham Street. The...

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Bright, Timothy

Page Life.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Linguistics; Medicine and Health. 2740 words.

Bright, Timothy (1549/50–1615), physician and writer on shorthand, was the son of William Bright (d. 1592), possibly the William Bright who was mayor of Cambridge in 1571. Sheffield,...

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Bullokar, John

Janet Bately.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Linguistics; Medicine and Health. 794 words.

Bullokar, John (bap. 1574, d. 1627), physician and lexicographer, was born in St Andrew's parish, Chichester, Sussex, and was baptized there on 8 November 1574, the third of four known...

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Capitalization

Brenda Gregoline.

in AMA Manual of Style

March 2007; p ublished online April 2009 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medicine and Health; Language Reference. 2818 words.

The first word of every complete sentence should be capitalized. The following should also be capitalized...

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Chamberlain [Chamberlen], Nathaniel

Vivian Salmon.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Linguistics; Medicine and Health. 599 words.

Chamberlain [Chamberlen], Nathaniel (bap. 1612), linguist and physician, was the third son of the barber–surgeon Peter Chamberlen the younger (1572–1626) [see under Chamberlen family] and...

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Correct and Preferred Usage

Roxanne K. Young.

in AMA Manual of Style

March 2007; p ublished online April 2009 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medicine and Health; Language Reference. 14141 words.

The second quote, from a 1904 editorial in JAMA, certainly holds true today, but of course, editors do consider manuscripts that are poorly written but are of good science, although they...

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Davis, Charles Henry Stanley

James T. Goodrich.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Linguistics; Medicine and Health. 680 words.

Davis, Charles Henry Stanley (02 March 1840–07 November 1917), physician, philologist, and Orientalist, was born in Goshen, Connecticut, the son of Timothy Fisher Davis, a physician, and...

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D'Oylie [Doyley, D'Oyly], Thomas

Helen Moore.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Linguistics; Medicine and Health. 1088 words.

D'Oylie [Doyley, D'Oyly], Thomas (c. 1548–1603), physician and lexicographer, was the third son of John D'Oyly of Greenland House, Hambleden, Buckinghamshire, and his wife, Frances,...

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