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September 30, 1911

The Bellevue Hospital NOMENCLATURE of Diseases and Conditions with Rules for the Recording and Filing of Histories.

JAMA. 1911;LVII(14):1157. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.04260090379040

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The nomenclature of diseases compiled by the committee on clinical records of Bellevue Hospital is too well known to students of vital statistics to require any description. The present edition is conveniently and substantially prepared, being in the form of a small volume with flexible leather covers which can be carried easily in the pocket. The work was published first in 1903 and revised in 1909; the present edition has been collated with the international list of causes of death, while the orthography conforms to the Basel nomenclature endorsed by the Committee on Nomenclature of the American Medical Association. Until such time as we have a single, official and universally observed system of nomenclature, the Bellevue Hospital system will be of great value and will, doubtless, have many followers.

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