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March 15, 1958

Stedman's Medical Dictionary of Words Used in Medicine with Their Derivations and Pronunciation Including Dental, Veterinary, Chemical, Botanical and Other Special Terms; Anatomical Tables of Titles in General Use, the Terms Sanctioned by the Basle Anatomical Convention; the New British Anatomical Nomenclature; Nomina Anatomica, Revised by the Fifth International Nomenclature Congress of Anatomists; Pharmaceutical Preparations Official in the U. S. and British Pharmacopeias or Contained in the National Formulary; Biographical Sketches of Figures in the History of Medicine

JAMA. 1958;166(11):1400. doi:10.1001/jama.1958.02990110136025

No medical dictionary can hope to keep up with the changes in terminology and additions to the vocabulary in medicine and the allied fields. For this reason frequent revisions are mandatory. A new edition of Stedman's Medical Dictionary, long a classic, was last seen four years ago. That is about as often as a new edition can profitably be published. For those who must use such a dictionary almost daily, a new edition is always welcome and this one is no exception. The names of pharmaceutical preparations have been changed from Latin to English to conform with the latest edition of the United States and British Pharmacopeias. An extensive section on medical etymology is included. Eponyms are defined under the surname rather than under the noun modified (disease, reaction, etc.). Many of the entries are tabular, and some of these include a list of "related terms" that should prove helpful

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