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This publication is distinctly British in character as well as origin. As with all previous editions, this one is designed to provide a nontechnical dictionary of medical terms, diseases and methods of home treatment and sanitation for guidance of the layman, nurse and other medical personnel responsible for the care of the sick, particularly in the absence of advice or supervision of a qualified physician. The latest edition is intended to include advances in medicine since the eighteenth edition was reprinted (with slight changes) in 1946.
This dictionary is a veritable storehouse of information concerning the variety of terms used in medicine. It thus constitutes a reference work of considerable value to those interested in the various aspects of the subject. There are few typographic errors and the text is written in the clarity and brevity of style for which the British are justly noted. Most of the terms and
Black's Medical Dictionary. JAMA. 1950;142(13):1033–1034. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02910310077043