The 25th edition of Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary became available for purchase early in the summer of 1974. Scores of thousands of physicians, medical students, medical secretaries, and other allied personnel will be grateful to the 22 contributors and 84 consultants who labored diligently to maintain the quality of a volume that has served the profession since the turn of the century. During these years, medical science and the art of practice have become more and more compartmentalized. Subspecialization with an expanding army of investigators probing ever more deeply into the mysteries of physiology and disease has generated a parallel expanding vocabulary with which to convey new concepts born of careful observation and research. A specialist in a single field or even a generalist can no longer be familiar with terms arising in the many new areas. The physician who strives to keep abreast of important new developments must read
WEECH AA. Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary. Am J Dis Child. 1975;129(5):645. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1975.02120420077026
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