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Postgraduate Education Corner: MEDICAL WRITING TIP OF THE MONTH |

How Authors Can Cope With the Burden of English as an International Language*

John R. Benfield, MD, FCCP; Christine B. Feak, MS
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From the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery (Dr. Benfield), David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA; and the English Language Institute (Ms. Feak), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.

Correspondence to: John R. Benfield, MD, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, 11611 Terryhill Place, Los Angeles, CA 90049; e-mail: j.benfield@verizon.net



Chest. 2006;129(6):1728-1730. doi:10.1378/chest.129.6.1728
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