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December 17, 1904

Appleton's Medical Dictionary. An Illustrated Dictionary of Medicine and Allied Subjects, in Which Are Given the Derivation, Accentuation and Definition of Terms Used Throughout the Entire Field of Medical Science.

JAMA. 1904;XLIII(25):1885. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.02500250055024

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This work is practically Foster's Encyclopedic Medical Dictionary under another name, and revised and modified. Some illustrations are new and original, but many are taken from the older work. It is accurate and up to date in most respects. Beside the Greek or Latin derivation of the word the French and German equivalents are given. In words of Greek origin the rules of the Greek language are adhered to in spelling, for example, "rachitis" is spelled "rhachitis." It seems to us, however, that in such words as hemorrhage and hemorrhoid it is better to replace the diphthong by an "e," thus keeping pace with progress in the development of the language. In an appendix are to be found a list of the chief initial and terminal parts of compound words and a pronouncing list of proper names. There are also a list of abbreviations and a table of weights and

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