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From The CriticsReviewer: LouAnn Schraffenberger, MBA, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P(Advocate Health Care)
Description: The book is indeed a short course for learning medical terminology.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide material that could be used in the classroom or in independent study. The teaching method used by the author in the more complete text The Language of Medicine: A Write-In Text Explaining Medical Terms, 5th Edition ( W.B. Saunders, 1996), a well-respected textbook for learning medical terminology, is followed here.
Audience: The audience would include allied health students or anyone using medical terminology on the job. The book would be good for a student looking for a short course or for a person interested in a "refresher" course in medical terminology.
Features: There is an accompanying instructor's manual. This can be a self-teaching book as a workbook/textbook or could be used in a classroom. Several useful appendixes include diagnostic tests and procedures, abbreviations, symbols, and a glossary. New to this edition are vignettes appearing in each chapter that illustrate medical terms in the context of stories about patients and practical applications of terminology. Also new to this edition is a glossary of English to Spanish medical terms.
Assessment: This book is easy to read and understand. Reasonably priced, it appears an excellent book for someone looking for a medical terminology refresher book. There are lots of good exercises to help the student learn. The color diagrams of the body systems are also excellent learning tools. I would recommend this book for a short course on medical terminology — it has just enough information to serve that purpose.