Professor Craddock wrote Dental Writing for the general dental practitioner who was occasionally obliged to write an article for a journal, but felt that his literary skills were not adequate for the task. The book was a small success when printed in 1962, and was adopted as a text at the Institute of Management. In August 1962, Craddock praised McEldowney’s efforts: ‘First to thank you most cordially for your kind personal interest in the work, for expert editing, and for your skill with the esoteric and complex details of publishing.’ In calling it ‘a light-hearted little thing’, Craddock humorously assessed its market to Alan Horsman, who during 1961, was Acting Editor: ‘Dental school libraries in English-speaking countries throughout the world, say, 60; keen editors of dental journals, say, 20. But half of these would have received review copies, gratis! Balance 10; drunk American dentists at a Convention who would buy it by mistake, say, 30. It looks hopeless.’ It had world-wide distribution in England (John Wright & Sons), Canada (Macmillan), and America (The Williams and Wilkins Co, Baltimore). The 2nd edition reprint of 1968 is also on display.
F. W. Craddock, Dental Writing: Notes on the Anatomy and Pathology of English Composition for Dentists (1962); ____, Dental Writing: Notes on the Anatomy and Pathology of English Composition for Dentists (2nd ed., 1968).