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August 13, 1892

A New Pronouncing Dictionary of Medicine.

Author Affiliations

By John M. Keating, M.D., Fellow College of Physicians of Philadelphia; Visiting Obstetrician to the Philadelphia Hospital, and Lecturer on Diseases of Women and Children; Gynecologist of St. Joseph's Hospital; Surgeon to the Maternity Hospital, etc.; Editor "Cyclopædia of Diseases of Children," and Henry Hamilton, author of "A New Translation of Virgil's Æneid into English Rhyme;" Coauthor of "Saunder's Medical Lexicon," etc. Price, cloth, net $5.00; Sheep, $6.00 net.

JAMA. 1892;XIX(7):205. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02420070029009

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A voluminous and exhaustive handbook of medical, surgical, and scientific terminology, containing concise explanations of the various terms used in medicine and the allied sciences, with phonetic pronunciation, accentuation, etymology, etc.

Most physicians will be pleased with the author's adoption of the anglicized pronunciation, adhering, as he does pretty closely to the general rules laid down in Worcester for the accentuation of English words.

The table of signs and abbreviations is the best we have seen. The table of suffixes and prefixes adds much to the usefulness of the work. While the systematic labor of the author has given us a very valuable dictionary, the publisher has done his part in issuing a book of handsome appearance, but of unnecessary size. The type is new, and attractive in style, but at least two sizes too large. The paper is of fine quality, but extra thick and heavy, the latter qualification

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