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March 1933

A Standard Classified Nomenclature of Disease.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1933;17(3):447. doi:10.1001/archotol.1933.03570050435016

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This is a volume of seven hundred pages, but it is printed on extra thin paper and of a size that can be slipped into one's coat pocket. It has been compiled with the active cooperation of twenty-seven national societies and governmental bureaus in clinical and statistical fields. It presents a numerical index of diseases and takes into systematic account both the etiology of the disease and the part of the body affected. It is the first classified nomenclature developed by national rather than local interests. It is hoped that this standard nomenclature will promote uniformity in the expression of medical thought and encourage greater precision in the analysis of causes of illness and death by providing a more accurate basis than any heretofore available for mortality and morbidity statistics and for recording clinical experience. The price of the book is approximately the cost of printing and distribution without

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