The quickly expanding vocabulary of medicine demands that an up-to-the-minute medical dictionary be available to the profession. The 1956, second edition of the "New Gould Medical Dictionary," which comes so soon on the heels of the 1949, first edition seems admirably to fill a pressing need. The rapid expansion of all fields of medicine, and hence the need to define new words and to redefine others, is expressed in the 12,000 new terms and 8000 changes in this second edition.
This edition has a more rigid cover than its predecessor, and the finger index has been altered so that all the letters face the front cover for ease of word finding. Two members of the editorial board of the first edition are the editors-in-chief for this edition: Norman Hoerr, M.D., and Arthur Osol, Ph.D.
There are approximately 20 tables which are new or which have been appreciably changed. One in
Blakiston's New Gould Medical Dictionary. AMA Arch NeurPsych. 1957;77(4):389. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1957.02330340065007
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