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Abstracts and Other Material Taken From Another Source 


Cheryl Iverson

Several types of published abstracts may be cited: (1) an abstract of a complete article taken from another publication, as in the Abstracts section of JAMA, (2) a rewritten abstract of a published article with an appended commentary, and (3) an abstract published in the society proceedings of a journal. (For examples of abstracts presented at meetings, published or unpublished, see , Special Print Materials, Serial Publications, and , Special Print Materials, Unpublished Material.) Ideally, reference to any of these types of abstracts should be permitted only when the original article is not readily available (eg, non English-language articles or

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