Medical Meanings: A Glossary of Word Origins / Edition 2

Medical Meanings: A Glossary of Word Origins / Edition 2

by William S., Ed. Haubrich Ed.
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1930513496

ISBN-13: 9781930513495

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781930513495
Publisher:
American College of Physicians
Publication date:
11/01/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
267
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 10.30(h) x 1.00(d)

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