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Medical Writing

A Guide for Clinicians, Educators, and Researchers

  • Comprehensive and easy to read Equally useful across all medical professions and specialties Fully revised to include information on grant writing, electronic publishing and other of-the-minute topics


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Robert B. Taylor
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  13. Back Matter
    Pages 329-372

About this book


Medical writing skills are crucial for clinicians, educators and researchers alike.  Whether you work in a busy practice or in an academic setting, Medical Writing will give you the know-how to translate observations and ideas into an article, report or book chapter that is ready for publication.  Dr. Robert B. Taylor, a distinguished leader in academic medicine, uses a clear, conversational style throughout this book to emphasize the personal enrichment that writing can bring.  Dr. Taylor draws from personal lessons learned while publishing two dozen medical books and several hundred papers to give valuable advice on writing:


-Review articles

-Case reports

-Editorials and letters to the editor

-Book reviews

-Book chapters

-Reference books

-Research protocols

-Grant proposals

-Research reports


Loaded with practical information, tips to help achieve publication of your work, and real world examples, Medical Writing can improve your skills, whether you are new to medical writing or a published author.

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Family MedicinePortlandUSA

About the authors

Dr. Robert B. Taylor is a luminary in the field of family medicine and the author or editor of more than 25 books and several hundred papers.

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals


From the reviews of the second edition:

“The author presents the information, interspersing it with a number of personal reflections and stories, references, and quotations, making it a very pleasant read. … the audience is students, clinicians, educators, and researchers. The author is an experienced writer, which is clear in his approach and the candor of his writing. … Unquestionably, this is necessary reading for anyone interested in publishing medical information and a must of every university medical library.” (Vincent F. Carr, Doody’s Review Service, November, 2011)

“Medical writing became a must not only in academic medical life, but also in all aspects of basic and clinical medicine. A guide for medical writing in useful for students, for preparation of their theses, for scientists, in order to write grant applications, for clinicians, to prepare case reports. All aspects of medical writing are covered, from basic writing skills to technical issues, focusing on special features required by the field. … the book should be present in all laboratories and clinical departments … .” (C. Badiu, Acta Endocrinologica, Vol. VIII (2), April-June, 2012)