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The 22d edition of this well-known medical dictionary celebrates the semicentennial of its appearance. Several new features have been included. A preliminary of the "Fundamentals of Medical Etymology" will be found useful for those interested in the derivation of medical terms, and the table of modern drugs and dosages, compiled by Dr. Austin Smith, Editor of The Journal of the American Medical Association, lists drugs according to their therapeutic purpose or effect. This should constitute a convenient source of reference.
There are a few omissions in the field of ophthalmology which should be included to bring the book up-to-date, such as retrolental fibroplasia, and there is no reference to the collagen diseases. The general excellence of the previous editions has been maintained, however.
The American Illustrated Medical Dictionary. AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1951;46(1):112. doi:10.1001/archopht.1951.01700020117017