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For seventy years Dunglison's Dictionary, like Gray's Anatomy, has been a standard. It has held first place—and the only place for many years—as the medical dictionary of our country. Others have appeared and held high rank for awhile, and then have vanished. But Dunglison's still hung on and became an institution in medicine. And now we have the twenty-third edition "thoroughly revised," as the title-page says, which examination shows to be a fact. It is the old standby with all its old associations clinging to it, but nevertheless it is a thorough exemplar of twentieth century medicine. A critical examination for the discovery of the omission of recently created words has resulted in a failure to find the omission; the new words are there. Over 1,500 new definitions, according to the preface, have been introduced in this edition. A few of the old definitions have been rewritten in a more
A Dictionary of Medical Science. Containing a Full Explanation of the Various Subjects and Terms of Anatomy, Physiology, Medical Chemistry, Pharmacy, Pharmacology, Therapeutics, Medicine, Hygiene, Dietetics, Pathology, Bacteriology, Surgery, Ophthalmology, Otology, Laryngology, Dermatology, Gynecology, Obstetrics, Pediatrics, Medical Jurisprudence, Dentistry, Veterinary Science, etc.. JAMA. 1903;XLI(23):1424. doi:10.1001/jama.1903.02490420046020