Scientific articles have hardly changed in 50 years: Plain English and minimal Latin may explain readability of 1950s paper…

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.329.7461.352 (Published 05 August 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:352
  1. Mark B J Heneghan (HenegMB@aol.com), general practitioner
  1. Ty Henry Vaughan, Bridge Street, Llanfaes, Aberhonddu, Powys LD3 8AH

    EDITOR—I enjoyed reading Doll and Hill's paper from 1954 (four years before I was born), and, like Smith, I found it easier to read than present day papers.1 …

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