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July 10, 1937

Medical Greek and Latin at a Glance

JAMA. 1937;109(2):159. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780280065040

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A familiarity with this little work will fortify a reader against any surprises as medical terminology expands with the development of medicine. The method of putting the elements of words together is presented. Prefixes, suffixes and the combining forms of medical terms are introduced and translated. A first reading will tempt one to regard the word lists with closer attention and to undertake the bits of memorizing essential to the acquirement of a vocabulary. It is a fascinating process that can be a matter of improving odd moments and is aided by the form of the book, the reading matter of which is in typewriter type on the right hand pages, with space for notes on the left. The Greek letters are especially easy to recognize. A list of books is suggested for the light they throw on the influence of the Greeks and the Romans on the development of

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