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August 22, 1931

A German-English Technical and Scientific Dictionary.

JAMA. 1931;97(8):562. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02730080054031

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This is a comprehensive yet simple dictionary covering the fields of chemistry, botany, zoology, physiology, medicine, anatomy, mineralogy, metallurgy and electrical, structural, industrial and chemical engineering. The chemical and technical scientific terms defined far outnumber all others, but because of the happy combination of subjects included the book is, on the whole, quite well balanced. The definitions are concise, intelligible and accurate. The cross-references are simple and not so numerous as to render use of the book burdensome. Of particular value to the scientist, or to the translator who is not entirely a scientist, is the appended list of atomic weights, specific gravities, and melting and boiling points of elements, the list of signs, symbols and abbreviations used in the dictionary, and the botanic section, all three of these tables giving both the English and the German terms, with an explanation of their application, and the botanic section including also

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