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Indented vs Run-in Style 

Medical Indexes

Bruce McGregor

and Harriet S. Meyer

In indented style, main headings are followed by indented subheadings, each on its own line. In run-in style, subheadings appear continuously, not on separate lines, and are separated by commas.Indented:SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome), 75 79, 145 148 in China, 187 189 drug therapy for  antibiotics, 18, 20  corticosteroids, 357  interferon alfa, 402 etiology of, 93, 105, 117 quarantine for, 167, 235 in Toronto, 280 Run-in:SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome), 75 79, 145 148, in China, 187 189, drug therapy for, 18, 20, 357, 402, etiology of, 93, 105, 117, quarantine for, 167, 235, in Toronto, 280The indented style is better suited for medical indexes because complex terms

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