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ALPHABETICAL LIST

OF

ABBREVIATIONS OF TITLES

OF

MEDICAL PERIODICALS

EMPLOYED IN THE

INDEX-CATALOGUE

OF THE

LIBRARY OF THE SURGEON GENERAL'S OFFICE

UNITED STATES ARMY

FROM VOLUME 1 TO 21, INCLUSIVE, SECOND SERIES

(INCLUDING THOSE CURRENT AT END OF THE FIRST SERIES)

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The abbreviations are prepared as far as possible in accordance with the following principles:

1. To follow the exact order of the words of the title.

2. To make them as brief as is consistent with clearness to those who are familiar with medical literature.

3. To follow strictly the orthographical usages of each language. This disposes of the question of capitalization.

4. To attain uniformity.

Some exceptions to this last rule have been found expedient. An abbreviation which is quite intelligible in the body of a title is not always suitable as the first word, and the context may make an abbreviation sufficiently clear in a long title which in a short one would appear obscure. The convenience of the reader is regarded as of more importance than a rigid adherence to uniformity. The following minor details, with the list of single-letter abbreviations, will assist in the comprehension of the scheme:

The article with which a title commences is omitted.

Prepositions as well as articles are entirely omitted in English titles, and in other languages when their elision would not lead to obscurity.

The place of publication is not added when it forms an integral part of the title; in such cases it is given without abbreviation, except in instances of constant recurrence, as London, Paris, Berlin, etc., which are condensed into Lond., Par., Berl., etc., on all occasions. Nor is it added to the titles of Transactions or Journals the places of publication of which have been changed from time to time, as the references in each instance furnish the locality.

The reader seeking explanation of an abbreviated title will find it under its first word (article excluded) in its alphabetical place in the list.

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*For preceding Abbreviations of Titles, see Vol. XVI of First Series of the Index-Catalogue. 15259° — Vol. XXI, 2d series—16

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