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How difficult it is to write well! Even something as simple as a parking notice requires thought and care. As for a letter to the editor of a medical journal, one should make sure one has something worth saying before sending it. In today’s post I offer examples of the pitfalls in both kinds of communication. Trespassers will [...]

2023-07-05T05:33:53+00:0027 March 2021|Categories: Controversies|Tags: |

Opaque Medical Research

Many medical research papers are difficult to understand: they're written in an opaque style replete with jargon, commonly use non-standard abbreviations, and contain many unnecessary words. Often the sentences are so long that it’s difficult to hold in one’s mind the ideas being presented at the beginning until the end, so there's a tendency uncritically to accept what [...]

2023-08-28T05:09:55+00:0023 March 2021|Categories: Psychiatry|Tags: , |
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