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Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary
     

Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary

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by Newman W. Dorland
 

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For over 100 years, health care professionals have relied on Dorland's for its unmatched comprehensiveness, accuracy, clarity, and ease of use. Now, the 30th Edition of the world's finest medical dictionary features an all-new design with full-color, three-dimensional line art, color photography, and diagnostic and pathologic images. The New Edition features more

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For over 100 years, health care professionals have relied on Dorland's for its unmatched comprehensiveness, accuracy, clarity, and ease of use. Now, the 30th Edition of the world's finest medical dictionary features an all-new design with full-color, three-dimensional line art, color photography, and diagnostic and pathologic images. The New Edition features more than 125,000 terms, including over 3,000 new terms — over 800 related to complementary and alternative medicine — as well as improved and expanded appendices. An accompanying CD-ROM includes the Dorland's Spellchecker program.

A new, full-color design and art program makes reference even easier and more enjoyable, with...
- Over 500 new full-color line drawings
- Over 500 full-color photographs
- Head words now in color
- Color tables and appendices Approximately 800 new terms from Complementary and Alternative Medicine mirror the increasing popularity of non-traditional treatments.
Appendices have been reorganized and expanded to feature additional material of interest to medical transcriptionists and other specialty groups.

Editorial Reviews

Reviewer:LouAnn Schraffenberger, MBA, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P(Univ of Illinois at Chicago School of Biomed & Health Info Mgmt)
Description:This is the 31st edition of one of the gold standards of medical dictionaries and one of the most trusted sources of medical language terms. The hardcover book includes a CD-ROM that has been updated with animations and approximately 50,000 audio phonetics. Users also have access to Dorland's website to consult with a dictionary online.
Purpose:The purpose is to provide readers with the most comprehensive reference for medical language terms. The dictionary was first published in 1900 with an update released about every three years. The updated versions are needed to keep pace with the constantly changing language of medicine. In my opinion, the book is one of the two most trusted medical dictionaries on the market today.
Audience:The audience is anyone with a desire to learn and/or improve their knowledge of medical terminology. This includes medical students and residents, nursing and allied health students, clinical coders, medical transcriptions, physicians, nurses, medical technologists, therapists of any discipline, and so on and so on. The book has an excellent preface and notes on the use of this dictionary making it extremely user-friendly.
Features:The preface states the book contains over 124,000 entries, more than any other medical dictionary, with 5,000 new entries added to this edition. It includes drug names as well as complementary and alternative medical terms. This is the second edition of the book as a full-color work and a total of 500 color illustrations were added thisyear, bringing the total illustrations to 1,500. As in the past, the lexicographers used a number of official and standard nomenclatures as guides for the dictionary's entries, such as Terminologia Anatomica, Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, and the United States Pharmacopoeia, to a name just a few. In appearance, the dictionary looks much the same as the previous edition published in 2003.
Assessment:This is the premier medical language dictionary. It is one of two dictionaries on the market today that set the gold standard for all others to follow. If I could have only one dictionary on my reference shelf, Dorland's would probably be it.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780721631509
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
07/01/1981
Pages:
1800

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Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Grady1GH More than 1 year ago
DORLAND'S ILLUSTRATED MEDICAL DICTIONARY, 32nd Edition, is even better than the last issue. This company has been making this invaluable source for all medical personal and paramedical personal and now even for the home for over 110 years. They know what they are doing and are continuing to do it well. Handsomely bound, the format is like every other dictionary - all entries are alphabetically placed and each section of the alphabet is marked by a thumb tab along the lateral border. The printing is absolutely readable with the word or topic being sought printed in maroon typeface, a clever device for facilitating looking for the term on a full page of writing. That is to say, this is a visually user-friendly book - all 2150 pages of it! In addition to offering a visual guide to correct pronunciation of the terms, there is an associated CD that comes in the back of the book which when inserted into you CD player or computer offers audio pronunciation guides for almost every term. (The CD also offers excellent appendices for listing anatomy, nerves, etc in understandably related columns.) While not every word is accompanied by 'graphic illustration,' many are. For instance, looking up Cimex lenticuaris (bed bug) there are all species listed, traits of the insects listed, and two excellent photographs, one showing the top side and the other the underside. In other words, if the reader finds a bug that may cause disease, this is a fine guide to exploring that topic. In addition to multiple photographs, there are also Xray views, drawings, anatomy details of all the muscles in the body, the brain, the nervous system, images of disease states etc. if the reader wants to know what a particular surgical operation (term) means, there is a section of alphabetically listed operations that is cross referenced with the remainder of the book so that the reader can obtain a rather full understanding - even the ability to look up the instruments to be used. This book is a must for medical students, for physicians' offices, and for the informed reader who wishes to understand the dialogue with medical people to aid in making decisions and being fully informed. Grady Harp
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This is the best dictionary I've ever owned very informative, love the illustrations. A must have book.
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