Journals Higher Education



Published: 12 April 2017

232 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190654849

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Plain English for Doctors and Other Medical Scientists

Oscar Linares, David Daly, and Gertrude Daly

  • Frames the problem of unclear writing as a medical condition, medicus incomprehensibilis. It describes the symptoms, and shows how to treat them using proven plain English writing tips.
  • Challenges any writing habit that adds to medicus incomprehensibilis (e.g., long sentences, passive voice, long words).
  • Starts by looking at medical writing in leading medical journals to show how it could be made clearer and easier to read.
  • Suited for writers at all levels of experience, from beginner to veteran.

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