Vol 1. British Medical Association, London, 1985. 266 pp. £6.95. Vol 2. British Medical Association, London, 1987. 208 pp. £6.95. Distributed in the U.S. by Taylor & Francis, Philadelphia. $14.95 each.

How to search the literature, use a word processor, write for money and run a pressure group to change the law—these are just four of the punchy, practical articles in a series that is now appearing regularly in the British Medical Journal. Published in its entirety as Volume 2 of How To Do It, the series comprises an invaluable compendium of advice covering all of the many things that physicians have not learned when they leave medical school. The collection is the complementary successor to Volume 1, which first appeared in 1979 but also recently became available in an updated and expanded form. both handy paperbacks will be of interest to readers of THE SCIENTIST....

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