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Medical Writing Tips of the Month from CHEST
Professor Richard Irwin, Editor-in-Chief of CHEST, the journal of the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP), had the inspiration for a series of short articles on how to improve medical writing. He was kind enough to invite me to do the series, but since I hesitated about my ability, and dreaded the burden of having to write a good article every month, I initially refused. However, Prof. John R. Benfield, the erudite trilingual thoracic surgeon, encouraged me to be the editor of the series that would be written by others specializing in various aspects of medical publishing.
The result was Medical Writing Tips, which appeared almost every month in CHEST, from March 2006 until September 2010. With permission of the ACCP these are reproduced in English and Japanese (translated by my staff at the time, primarily Ms Mayumi Toyota and Ms Sae Nakano) on this site.
These are unique distillations and crystallizations of the knowledge of some of the most highly qualified experts in various aspects of creating written medical documents. I would like to thank everybody who helped make this series possible.
J. Patrick Barron