Medical Meanings: A Glossary of Word Origins / Edition 2by William S., Ed. Haubrich Ed.
Pub. Date: 11/01/2003
Publisher: American College of Physicians
Dr. William S. Haubrich's curiosity knows no bounds, nor does that of his readers. The overwhelming demand for more histories of yet more words is satisfied in the eagerly awaited second edition of Medical Meanings: A Glossary of Word Origins. Here the reader will find not just etymology and explanations of medical terminology but lessons in history and popular culture. They will learn what really ailed John Merrick, a.k.a., the Elephant Man; what odd deformity plagued the House of Hapsburg, rulers of Spain from 1493 to 1780; and what the connection is between fetal alcohol syndrome and Little Orphan Annie. Charming, witty, and a rollicking learning experience, the second edition of Medical Meanings is fully updated and revised to include over thirty percent more of the definitions, histories, and amusing.
- American College of Physicians
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- New Edition
- Product dimensions:
- 7.40(w) x 10.30(h) x 1.00(d)
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