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Use of Italics 

Non-English Words, Phrases, and Accent Marks

Brenda Gregoline

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Use of Italics

Some words and phrases derived from other languages have become part of standard English usage. Those that have not should be italicized (see 22.0, Typography), and usually a definition should be given. Consult standard medical dictionaries and the most recent edition of Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary for guidance.

A public health investigation revealed that the source of lead exposure was hai ge fen (clamshell powder), 1 of the 36 ingredients of the Chinese herbal medicine.

In Vitro Susceptibility Testing of Antifungal Agents

Medical information and advice abound on the Internet, but remember: Caveat lector.

Lorenz Böhler, the son of a carpenter, eventually became the praeceptor traumatologiae totus mundi (teacher of traumatology in the whole world).

Non-English street addresses, names of buildings, and names of organizations should not be italicized.

Correspondence: W. Wayand, MD, Allgemeines öffentliches Krankenhaus der Stadt Linz, Krankenhausstrasse 9, 4020 Linz, Austria.

The Brazilian College of Surgeons (Colégio Brasileiro de Cirurgiões) was founded on July 30, 1929.

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