|Glossary of Medical, Health and Pharmacy Terms|
Glossary of Medical, Health and Pharmacy Terms (Paperback) by A.S. Lindsey (Author)
Paperback: 204 pages
|Medical Meanings: A Glossary of Word Origins, Second Editio|
Originally published in 1984, this etymology of over 2000 medical terms has been heavily revised for its first edition with a new publisher. Each entry consists of a 50- to 100-word description, usually tracing the term to its old English, Latin, or Greek root. Dates are rarely given for the etymologies, so the reader does not know when or where the term was actually coined. Since definitions of the terms are not included, a general reader may need to use this book in conjunction with a standard medical source such as Stedman's Medical Dictionary (Williams & Wilkins, 1995. 26th ed.). Written by a physician fascinated with words rather than by a lexicographer, this book is very interesting but not vital to any collection; Henry Skinner's Origin of Medical Terms (1961. o.p.) is still a better source.
Hardcover: 267 pages