Clinician's Guide to Medical Writing

Authors: Taylor, Robert B

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This book teaches what clinicians need to know about medical writing and publishing. It is for the physician, physician assistant, or nurse practitioner who sees patients and also wants to contribute to the medical literature, as well as for the assistant professor aspiring to promotion. It is written from the viewpoint of the clinician seeking the personal enrichment that writing can bring. Readers learn how to translate observations and ideas from practice into written form and eventually into print. The guide for this journey is Dr. Robert B. Taylor, a distinguished leader in academic family medicine. With a clear, conversational writing style, Dr. Taylor shares what he has learned—what works and what doesn’t—through the course of publishing 22 medical books and several hundred papers. He draws from his successes (and some failures) as he tells helpful ways to write review articles, case reports, editorials, letters to the editor, book reviews, book chapters, reference books, and research reports. Loaded with practical advice and real-world examples, this text benefits readers who are new to medical writing and those who have authored a few articles or chapters and want to improve their skills.

Reviews

From the reviews:

"A book for clinicians who want to start writing. … Every type of article that could fall within the scope … is covered. ... The book is easy and entertaining to read. … He has brightened what could otherwise be a dry subject … . If you need that extra push to start to write reading Taylor’s book is a good place to begin. … This guide covers wider aspects of medical writing and gives practical tips missing from other medical writing guides … ." (Elise Langdon-Neuner, The Journal of Men’s Health, Vol. 2(2), June, 2005)

"Might be described as a little gem, sparkling with advice, hints, and help, pushing and prodding the prospective but fearful (or lazy) writer to produce work that reveals some genius, knowledge, or talent. ... discusses all aspects of medical writing … . a road map to writing success. … a jewel, deserving consideration by every medical practitioner, both the academic, who must publish, and the nonacademic, who might discover the fun of writing and the pride of seeing his or her work published." (Alexander W. Gotta, Journal of the American Medical Association, Vol. 293(9), March, 2005)

 


Table of contents (4 chapters)

  • How to Write a Review Article

    Pages 127-141

  • Case Reports, Editorials, Letters to the Editor, Book Reviews, and Other Publication Models

    Pages 143-166

  • Writing Book Chapters and Books

    Pages 167-194

  • How to Write a Report of a Clinical Study

    Pages 195-212

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Clinician's Guide to Medical Writing
Authors
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-27024-1
DOI
10.1007/b138518
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 266
Number of Illustrations and Tables
8 b/w illustrations
Topics