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Abbreviations

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 (1806–1857), naval surgeon and philologist

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...

Bright, Timothy (1549/50–1615), physician and writer on shorthand

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,...

Bullokar, John (bap. 1574, d. 1627), physician and lexicographer

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...

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 (bap. 1612), linguist and physician

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...

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...

D'Oylie [Doyley, D'Oyly], Thomas (c. 1548–1603), physician and lexicographer

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,...

Editorial Assessment and Processing

Richard M. Glass.

in AMA Manual of Style

March 2007; p ublished online April 2009 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medicine and Health; Language Reference. 4923 words.

The principal goals of editing biomedical publications are to select, improve, and disseminate information that will advance the art and science of the discipline covered by the...

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Eponyms

Richard M. Glass.

in AMA Manual of Style

March 2007; p ublished online April 2009 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medicine and Health; Language Reference. 1488 words.

Eponyms are names or phrases derived from or including the name of a person or place. These terms are used in a descriptive or adjectival sense1 in medical and scientific writing to...

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Ethical and Legal Considerations

Annette Flanagin.

in AMA Manual of Style

March 2007; p ublished online April 2009 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medicine and Health; Language Reference. 86964 words.

This chapter is intended to provide guidance to authors, editors, reviewers, and publishers in the fields of biomedicine, health, and the life sciences. The discussion focuses on ethical...

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Glossary of Publishing Terms

Jennifer Reiling.

in AMA Manual of Style

March 2007; p ublished online April 2009 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medicine and Health; Language Reference. 12408 words.

This glossary is intended to define terms commonly encountered during editing and publishing as well as those editing and publishing as well as those industry terms that also have a more...

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Grammar

Stacy Christiansen.

in AMA Manual of Style

March 2007; p ublished online April 2009 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medicine and Health; Language Reference. 6551 words.

A clear understanding of grammar is basic to good writing. Many excellent grammar books provide a detailed discussion of specific principles (see 25.3, Resources, General Style and Usage)....

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Greek Letters

Brenda Gregoline.

in AMA Manual of Style

March 2007; p ublished online April 2009 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medicine and Health; Language Reference. 623 words.

Greek letters are frequently used in statistical formulas and notations, in mathematical composition, in certain chemical names for drugs, and in clinical and technical terms (see 14.11,...

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Hepburn, James Curtis

Sam Alewitz.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Linguistics; Ophthalmology; Medicine and Health; Religion and Education. 1050 words.

Hepburn, James Curtis (13 March 1815–21 September 1911), medical missionary, oculist, and lexicographer, was born in Milton, Pennsylvania, the son of Samuel Hepburn, a lawyer, and Ann Clay,...

Jhones, Basset (b. 1613/14), physician, chemist, and grammarian

Ariel Hessayon.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Linguistics; Medicine and Health; Medicinal Chemistry. 1959 words.

Jhones, Basset (b. 1613/14), physician, chemist, and grammarian, was the son of Richard Jones (c.1581–1658) of Michaelston-super-Ely, Glamorgan, and Jane, daughter of Thomas Basset, of...

Manuscript Editing and Proofreading

Stacy Christiansen.

in AMA Manual of Style

March 2007; p ublished online April 2009 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medicine and Health; Language Reference. 814 words.

Corrections often need to be marked on printed manuscripts and typeset copy. The following marks are common in publishing and used by manuscript editors, proofreaders, and others involved...

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Manuscript Preparation

Cheryl Iverson.

in AMA Manual of Style

March 2007; p ublished online April 2009 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medicine and Health; Language Reference. 13977 words.

Preparation of a scholarly manuscript requires thoughtful consideration of the topic and anticipation of the reader’s needs and questions. Certain elements either are standard parts of all...

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