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The Words of Medicine : Sources, Meanings, and Delights.

Author: Robert Fortuine
Publisher: Springfield : Charles C Thomas Publisher, LTD, 2000.
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This book is a history of the medical vocabulary presented in topical (rather than dictionary) form. While most other books on medical words are arranged as dictionaries, rather than topically, and are much more selective in their presentation, this book entertains a comprehensive and historical approach to the subject. It is written primarily for physicians, biomedical scientists, and medical students, but should  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Fortuine, Robert.
Words of Medicine : Sources, Meanings, and Delights.
Springfield : Charles C Thomas Publisher, LTD, ©2000
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Fortuine
ISBN: 9780398083137 0398083134
OCLC Number: 700700166
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (441 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: HALF TITLE: The Words of Medicine; ABOUT THE AUTHOR; TITLE: THE WORDS OF MEDICINE; Acknowledgments; Contents; Tables; Abbreviations; 1: Introduction; 2: A Brief History of the English Medical Vocabulary; 3: Living Pieces of Dead Languages: Prefixes; 4: Living Pieces of Dead Languages: Suffixes; 5: Medicine in Action:Latin and Greek Verbs; 6: Flowering Roots: Latin and Greek Adjectives; 7: The Imagery of Medicine: The Natural Order; 8: The Imagery of Medicine: Carnival of the Animals; 9: The Imagery of Medicine: This Green Earth; 10: The Imagery of Medicine: Home and Hearth. 11: The Imagery of Medicine: Life as It is Lived12: The Imagery of Medicine: Passions and Preoccupations; 13: Latin Redivivus et Vivens: Medical Latin Then and Now; 14: Different Words, Different Times: Medical Words of Yesteryear; 15: Herbs, Simples, and Potions: Yesterday's Pharmacopeia; 16: The French Connection: The Gallic Legacy; 17: The Wide World of Words: Borrowings from Hither and Yon; 18: Eponyms: Myth, Religion, and Worship; 19: Eponyms: People, Patients, Protagonists, and Places; 20: Eponyms: Anatomy, the Visual Science; 21: Eponyms: The Physician's Art. 22: Eponyms: Some Ills that Man is Heir To23: Modern Materia Medica: The Drugs of Today; 24: Long Phrases to Short: Abbreviations, Acronyms, and Mnemonics; 25: Some Practical Pointers; 26: Quo Vadis?; Epilogue; Bibliography; Index.

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This book is a history of the medical vocabulary presented in topical (rather than dictionary) form. While most other books on medical words are arranged as dictionaries, rather than topically, and are much more selective in their presentation, this book entertains a comprehensive and historical approach to the subject. It is written primarily for physicians, biomedical scientists, and medical students, but should also appeal to anyone in the health professions or biological sciences with a 'feel' for medical history and the English language. It will also be useful to some teachers of English.

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