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Professional studies

Medicine

Overview

Medicine, like many of the physical sciences from which it springs, relies heavily on journal articles as the primary vehicle for communicating researching findings, and medical students should be comfortable citing this format. Medical research projects are often complex and expensive and so research teams are often large in size, with authorship attributed to either a formal organization or team name, or to a large group (frequently numbering in the dozens, occasionally in the hundreds), so students should be equipped to cite publications of such complex authorship. Scientific/technical reports, books, conference proceedings, and other types of publications are also used in medicine, but to a much ...

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