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May 11, 1912

The American Illustrated Medical Dictionary,

JAMA. 1912;LVIII(19):1470. doi:10.1001/jama.1912.04260050146036

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Several improvements have been made over the fifth edition. For instance, title words are given with an initial lower-case letter, the capitals being reserved for proper names only, thus giving a complete guide to capitalization—a very desirable feature; short bibliographic sketches of the "fathers" of medicine, particularly those of greatest importance in the early history of medicine, are given; also full definitions of terms used in dentistry and veterinary medicine, and numerous tables of dosage and therapeutics. Many inconsistencies have been eliminated, but some still remain, as for instance, the varying spelling of derivatives from a single root evidenced in "angiitis," "cholangeitis," and "lymphangitis;" the random use of the dieresis; and the use of hyphens, which follows the style of the "Standard Dictionary" in the main but occasionally and erratically departs therefrom. "Bacteremia" and "bacteriemia" are given without indication of preference. For the seventh edition, it is to be hoped

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