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Books, Journals, New Media
October 27, 2004


Author Affiliations

Books, Journals, New Media Section Editor: Harriet S. Meyer, MD, Contributing Editor, JAMA; David H. Morse, MS, University of Southern California, Norris Medical Library, Journal Review Editor.

JAMA. 2004;292(16):2019-2024. doi:10.1001/jama.292.16.2021-a

Any collection of quotations reflects the interests and diligence of the compiler. None can be all-inclusive, no matter how exhaustive the search. The joy of finding old favorites and new discoveries draws one back, when preparing a talk or whiling away some idle time in the company of epigrammists.

The relatively short Oxford Dictionary of Medical Quotations does not pretend to be exhaustive. The editor offers short quotations that appeal to him, his tastes, his prejudices, his view of history, and the presumed usefulness of the quotations to the contemporary speaker in the health sciences.