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Postgraduate Education Corner: MEDICAL WRITING TIP OF THE MONTH |

Goodbye Ghostwriters!*: How To Work Ethically and Efficiently With Professional Medical Writers

Karen L. Woolley, PhD
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*From ProScribe Medical Communications, Noosaville, Australia.

Correspondence to: Karen L. Woolley, PhD, ProScribe Medical Communications, 18 Shipyard Circuit, Noosaville 4566, Australia; e-mail: kw@proscribe.com.au



Chest. 2006;130(3):921-923. doi:10.1378/chest.130.3.921
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