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Medical English Usage and Abusage
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Communicating with Language Dangerous Dyads and Troublesome Triads Honest Mistakes and Miscomprehension Tautology Nouns as Modifiers Medical and Pharmaceutical Submission Pointers Jargon Faddy and Supercilious Words Grammar and Usage Loose Use English as She Is Spoke Punctuation Acronyms and Other Abbreviations Word Order Double Meanings Dictionaries and Thesauruses Commonly Misspelled Words Word Origins, Oddities, and Stories Singular Plurals Bibliography Index

About the Author

EDITH SCHWAGER is a columnist for the American Medical Writers Association's AMWA Journal. She has been copy editor and executive editor of more than 35 books and 1,500 articles on medical, pharmaceutical, and pharmacological topics. She has received every honor given by the AMWA for which she is eligible, including the Swanberg and Golden Apple awards.

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.,."heartily recommended for health and science collections of all sizes."-Medical Reference Quarterly
?...heartily recommended for health and science collections of all sizes.?-Medical Reference Quarterly
?An entertaining yet thorough guide to correct usage and grammar in medical writing.?-Sci Life
?Myriad pearls are grouped among instructive chapters . . . This would be a good first or only guide for the writer of 'a memorandum or a monograph, a letter or a laboratory record.'?-Journal of the American Medical Association
?Schwager has packed a lot of wisdom into a compact reference that most of us would do well to keep at our elbow when preparing a technical paper.?-BioPharm
?Using this book would benefit anyone who writes or edits anything.?-Academic Library Book Review
?We as medical communicators have a responsibility to ensure that our writing is true and comprehensible; with Edith Schwager's guidance, we cannot fail.?-American Medical Writers Association Journal
..."heartily recommended for health and science collections of all sizes."-Medical Reference Quarterly
"An entertaining yet thorough guide to correct usage and grammar in medical writing."-Sci Life
"Schwager has packed a lot of wisdom into a compact reference that most of us would do well to keep at our elbow when preparing a technical paper."-BioPharm
"Using this book would benefit anyone who writes or edits anything."-Academic Library Book Review
"We as medical communicators have a responsibility to ensure that our writing is true and comprehensible; with Edith Schwager's guidance, we cannot fail."-American Medical Writers Association Journal
"Myriad pearls are grouped among instructive chapters . . . This would be a good first or only guide for the writer of 'a memorandum or a monograph, a letter or a laboratory record.'"-Journal of the American Medical Association

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