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November 6, 1926

Gould's Medical Dictionary: Containing All the Words and Phrases Generally Used in Medicine and the Allied Sciences, with Their Proper Pronunciation, Derivation and Definition.

JAMA. 1926;87(19):1580. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02680190056032

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The new Gould's Medical Dictionary is essentially a completely new work and not to be confused with the previous "Practitioners' Medical Dictionary," or with the small pocket medical dictionary. The present volume contains approximately 76,000 words, of which 5,000 are recorded as entirely new. The book is larger, the type is new and more distinct, and there have been numerous additions in the number of pictures, the biographic material and the abbreviations.

The review of a new dictionary or a telephone book is rather a thankless task. A complete review would require hours of study, such as were placed on the compilation of the book by its editor. Nevertheless, a casual consultation indicates that few, if any, modern terms have been overlooked. The editor points out, however, that by far the large majority of new words depend for their origin on new discoveries in the field of proprietary medicine or

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