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June 1943

Dictionary of Bio-Chemistry and Related Subjects.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1943;71(6):907. doi:10.1001/archinte.1943.00210060168016

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Nowadays the internist hears a good deal of a new kind of language which is likely to be all Greek to him but which his friends who are interested in chemistry or physics speak with fluent glibness. Thus a lexicon of such a new language is bound to be helpful to the casual listener: One can learn a good deal of any tongue by the diligent translation of new words or phrases into one's own vocabulary.

The editors of this dictionary have completed a task for which many members of the medical profession will be grateful. The editorial board is comprised chiefly of a group of distinguished biochemists who have added to their roster an occasional clinician. Between them they have been ingenious enough to complete a readable dictionary, defining in a readily understandable way many of the new words which they use so fluently in connection with their daily

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