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BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 08 February 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:342
  1. Jocalyn Clark ([email protected]), editorial registrar
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    Guidance for medical writers makes much of the distinctions between British and American English. Not surprisingly, the BMJ emphasises the need for British, not American, spelling ( The Economist seems particularly put off by Americanisms and says so in its excellent style guide (

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