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Types of Index 

Medical Indexes

Bruce McGregor

and Harriet S. Meyer

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A single index is the most convenient for the reader. However, separate author and subject indexes are common in biomedical publications, especially journals. Separate indexes should be “visually distinct”(p757) and be distinguished typographically and by running headers or footers.

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