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May 14, 1932

Gould's Medical Dictionary Containing the Words and Phrases Generally Used in Medicine and the Allied Sciences, with Their Definition, Pronunciation and Derivation.

JAMA. 1932;98(20):1766. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02730460070042

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This is a praiseworthy addition to the others of its kind now on the market. It has retained, for the most part, the salient features of the first two editions. Some changes are, however, immediately noticeable, as, for example, the inclusion of a large number of words which have only recently been incorporated into medical usage; the enlargement of the table of micro-organisms, for which this dictionary has always been justly noted, and the appended table of protozoa and metazoa and the infections that they cause. The striking feature of this dictionary is, as it has always been, the simplicity of its arrangement. Each item is defined in its proper place, instead of being carried over to some other place and being defined under a general group heading. In this way the editors avoid a burdensome system of cross-references, which generally serve only to confuse the average user. There are

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