April 22, 1933


JAMA. 1933;100(16):1272. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740160056025

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The Centenary of Czech Medical Terminology  Czech medicine celebrated recently a modest but significant anniversary, the centenary of the Czech medical terminology. The person responsible for this, important development was Anthon Jungmann, a Prague obstetrician well known in his time. The elaboration of a local terminology strengthened the cultivation of medicine among Czech authors. Jungmann used for this purpose a vocabulary containing more than 13,000 terms, based partly on popular terminology for the designation of diseases and symptoms, partly on new words, which have been taken over to a surprising degree into modern Czech terminology. Because the German terminology was most popular among the local physicians, Jungmann attached to his work another vocabulary translating German medical terms into his new vocabulary. This work must be regarded as one of the most important contributions to the development of Czech medicine, for it culminated in the establishment of the Czech medical faculty

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