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February 1931

A Practical Medical Dictionary.

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By Dr. Thomas Lathrop Stedman. Eleventh, revised edition. Price, $7.50. New York: William Wood & Company, 1930.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1931;47(2):336. doi:10.1001/archinte.1931.00140200179011

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Abstract

This eleventh edition of Stedman's "Medical Dictionary" is of a convenient size and adequately fulfills the requirements of such a book. The primary value of any dictionary, medical or otherwise, is determined in large measure by the author's ability to construct definitions that will be both accurate and concise. In dictionaries of this type one does not expect or desire to find detailed explanations. The author of this work did not lose sight of this fact, and his definitions are well framed and to the point.

Certain devices are introduced which deserve a word of comment because they are the means of conserving time and effort on the part of the inquirer. 1. The definitions are so lucid that a person with little or no medical knowledge is able to understand the meanings at first reading. This quality is of especial importance to students or assistants to physicians. 2. Certain

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