Clinical Medicine

If you are a doctor, or want to become a doctor, what is the best foreign language to learn?

A useful chart from Sciencewatch can help:

Below is a listing of the top 20 countries which, as of the latest bimonthly update of Essential Science Indicators, attracted the highest total citations to their papers published in Thomson Reuters-indexed journals of Clinical Medicine over the 10-year + 4-month period (1998-April 30, 2008).

Ranked by Citations
Rank Field Papers Citations Citations
Per Paper
1 USA 679,178 10,598,007 15.6
2 ENGLAND 161,257 2,223,465 13.79
3 GERMANY 166,413 1,869,962 11.24
4 JAPAN 159,194 1,493,009 9.38
5 CANADA 82,590 1,266,659 15.34
6 FRANCE 106,792 1,230,025 11.52
7 ITALY 93,577 1,184,239 12.66
8 NETHERLANDS 62,400 987,238 15.82
9 AUSTRALIA 56,527 710,752 12.57
10 SWEDEN 44,507 670,057 15.06
11 SWITZERLAND 38,745 586,313 15.13
12 SPAIN 49,831 520,892 10.45
13 BELGIUM 29,777 451,384 15.16
14 FINLAND 21,462 357,873 16.67
15 DENMARK 22,433 355,782 15.86
16 SCOTLAND 22,669 352,805 15.56
17 AUSTRIA 24,947 294,580 11.81
18 ISRAEL 25,267 267,052 10.57
19 PEOPLES R CHINA 36,737 259,523 7.06
20 NORWAY 14,871 221,609 14.9
SOURCE: Essential Science Indicators from the August 1, 2008 update covering a 10-year + 4-month period, 1998-April 30, 2008.

Read the full article here: http://archive.sciencewatch.com/dr/cou/2008/08aug20CLI/

So German, Japanese, French, Italian, Dutch, and then Swedish look like it, then.

Would you have guessed it?

 

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