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December 2, 1911

Lippincott's New Medical Dictionary.

JAMA. 1911;LVII(23):1858-1859. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.04260120048030

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A number of changes, additions and improvements have been made in this work 500 new words and a nunmo of new illustrations having been added. Cross-references have been inserted in this edition for two or more forms of the same word, as for instance, from "gastrenteralgia" to "gastro-enteralgia." The book, however, still contains,in addition to the excellent features to which attention was called in the more extended review of the first edition a year ago, some of the shortcomings which were then evident. Portraits of physicians are still included and also many poor or indifferent illustrations of plants, substances such as wool, etc., arbitrarily Selected, the space occupied by which might have been saved without detracting from the value of the work. As we remarked in the earlier review, we believe that giving "æsophagus," "anæsthesia," etc., as the preferable spellings, is not in line with progress.

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