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December 8, 1900

The American Illustrated Medical Dictionary. A New and Complete Dictionary of the Terms Used in Medicine, Surgery, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Chemistry, and the Kindred Branches, with their Pronunciation, Derivation, and Definition, Including Much Collateral Information of an Encyclopedic Character.

JAMA. 1900;XXXV(23):1494. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.02460490052021

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The author states that it has been his aim to produce in a volume of convenient size, an up-to-date medical dictionary, sufficiently full for the varied requirements of all classes of medical men. In this he has succeeded; he has given us a word-book which is neither so unwieldy as to be too large for handy, every-day use, nor so condensed but that it can be relied on for every occasion. It contains all medical terms required by all classes of medical men and medical students, and yet it is so compact that it is as convenient in size as the ordinary abridged dictionary. While it is not encyclopedic in character, it contains a large amount of descriptive matter, together with many important tables. It is profusely and excellently illustrated. The colored illustrations are especially fine; the plates showing the arteries and veins, and those showing the transverse section of the spinal cord, are particularly worthy of notice, as are the half-tone plates on the anomalies of the placenta. The book is printed on thin Bible paper, and is bound in flexible cover, the former adding to its compactness, the latter to its convenience in handling.

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