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September 29, 1928

Gould's Medical Dictionary Containing all the Words and Phrases Generally Used in Medicine and the Allied Sciences, with Their Proper Pronunciation, Derivation, and Definition Based on Recent Medical Literature.

JAMA. 1928;91(13):983. doi:10.1001/jama.1928.02700130061033

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The new revised and enlarged edition of Gould's Medical Dictionary is a fine accomplishment. Of special interest is a new table of micro-organisms, compiled by Dr. D. H. Bergey and providing classifications according to the old and the new methods. Several other extensive tables as well as many small ones add to the usefulness of the text. Indeed, there are in all 170 such compilations. The dictionary contains 83,000 words, pronounced and defined in most instances without etymology. Although Gould himself was inclined to the elimination of the al ending on medical adjectives, the dictionary has not followed modern usage in this connection, giving the al ending first, presumably as the method of choice. On the other hand, diphthongs are given second to the simplified usage. The editing has been thorough, although the dictionary still contains references to many discarded and forgotten proprietaries by their trade names. It also contains

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