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Publishing Your Medical Research Paper: What They Don't Teach You in Medical School

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 27 February 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:610
  1. Trisha Greenhalgh, general practitioner
  1. London

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    Daniel W Byrne

    Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, £16.95, pp 288

    ISBN 0683 300 74

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    Nothing makes my toes curl more than books that promise “200 expert tips” on a subject which your professors foolishly and inexplicably omitted from the curriculum when you were at university. Such books are almost invariably published in north America, written in a slack, simplistic, anti-academic style, and slip unconsciously into jargon when anything complex has to be explained. They tend to be replete with numbered or bulleted lists, clip …

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