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J R Soc Med. 2005 January; 98(1): 45.
PMCID: PMC1079251

Medical acronyms

In this acronymous age, articles are often difficult to read, even incomprehensible, because of the numerous abbreviations. Professor Cheng's solution (November 2004 JRSM1) strikes me as impractical. However, a few journals have a full list of acronyms spelt out with their meanings, at the end of or the beginning of articles. This I find invaluable and commend for your consideration, Sir, for our journal.


1. Cheng TO. Medical abbreviations. J R Soc Med 2004;97: 556 [PMC free article] [PubMed]

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