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February 4, 1905

A Dictionary of New Medical Terms, Including Upward of 38,000 Words and Many Useful Tables, Being a Supplement to "An Illustrated Dictionary of Medicine Biology and Allied Sciences."

JAMA. 1905;XLIV(5):408. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.02500320072022

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Abstract

In the progress that is being made in medical science and in the sciences related to medicine new words must be coined to meet new conditions and new things. Gould tells us in the work before us that in a decade over 30,000 new terms have been devised, and this is believable, although he, of course, includes the terms covering all literature. The progress being made in experimental medicine, pathology, bacteriology, etc., makes new terms especially necessary, and those who desire to keep up find one of the stumbling blocks to be the new words that are in many instances meaningless. A critical examination of Gould's book shows that he has incorporated all new terms that relate to medicine, making it a valuable supplement not only to his "Illustrated Dictionary of Medicine," but to all other dictionaries. Not only have the new words been included, but old words which had

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