BMJ 1995; 310 doi: (Published 18 February 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:427
  1. C N Martyn

    The lazy writer's best friend

    Raymond Williams's Keywords was first published in 1976. He analysed difficult words like alienation, culture, society, and unemployment. The key in the title was a metaphor for the way in which each of the 130 or so words discussed in the book opened up problematic areas of meaning and usage. Keyword is an apt label, too, for the disconnected terms that indexers use to indicate the content of …

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