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April 14, 1894

An Illustrated Encyclopædic Medical Dictionary:

JAMA. 1894;XXII(15):561. doi:10.1001/jama.1894.02420940037020

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This magnificent Dictionary is now completed with the volume under consideration. We have before mentioned the receipt of former volumes, and commented upon the work. No work approaches it in completeness, and none shows more painstaking labor. The vast research required to collect and define with accuracy the medical terms used in four languages, is something that makes most men shrink from such a task, and it is not likely that the present generation will see another work of this character. The sale is necessarily limited on account of the expensive nature of the book and its extent, and every member of the profession who can afford it should lend encouragement to the publishers by adding it to his collection. No money can be expended to better advantage in enlarging a medical library, than that invested in Foster's Dictionary.

The classical training of the author leads him to great conservatism

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