Date: Wed, 20 Aug 1997 14:22:10 -0500 From: mmcdaniel Subject: Re: ADS-L Digest - 18 Aug 1997 to 19 Aug 1997 <> As a medical editor, I attest to the fact that back formation of verbs is common in pre-edited medical manuscripts. The practice is shunned, however, by the American Medical Association Manual of Style.