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September 1973

Encyclopedia And Dictionary Of Medicine And Nursing.

Arch Intern Med. 1973;132(3):461. doi:10.1001/archinte.1973.03650090131038

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As implied by the title, this book is an abridged encyclopedic medical dictionary that promises to be practical, useful, and used by those for whom it was written. The dictionary aspect has deleted many words found in the conventional medical dictionary, but even so, retains many that are rarely or never used in current clinical medicine. The encyclopedic entries elaborate on topics selected for relevance to modern medical practice. They have been chosen wisely and written in a clear, concise, pithy, readable style. Technically, the book is excellent with clear large print and excellent illustrations. Too, the price is right.

Though too simplistic for the physician, this text should find wide acceptance by students and practitioners in nursing and the paramedical services. My copy is now in my favorite nursing station in the hospital, where it has proved to be inviting and useful as judged by the frequency of use

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