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Overview

Medically Speaking: A Dictionary of Quotations on Dentistry, Medicine, and Nursing contains over 1,500 quotes pertinent and especially illuminating to these disciplines. Here you will find quotations from the most famous to the unknown. Some are profound, some are witty, some are wise but none are frivolous. The extensive author and subject indexes provide the perfect tool for locating quotations for practical use or pleasure.

This book can be read for entertainment or used as a handy reference by students and professionals and the wider public interested in who has said what on medicine.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

This is a book of quotations on medicine, dentistry, and nursing. It contains over 1500 quotes pertinent and especially illuminating to these disciplines. Here the reader will find quotations from the most famous to the unknown. Some are profound, some are witty, some are wise, but none are frivolous. The extensive author and subject indexes provide you with the perfect tool for locating quotations for practical use or pleasure. This book can be read for pleasure, or used as a handy reference by students, professionals, and the wider public interested in who has said what about medicine.

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Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Barbara C. Woodring, RN, EdD (University of Alabama at Birmingham)
Description: This book is one in a series of six volumes of "dictionaries of quotes" published within the last decade. This volume contains stories and/or quotations related to topics of interest to healthcare professionals.
Purpose: The purpose is "to provide all classes of medical people, as well as the non-practitioner who has an interest in medicine, with a volume of unaltered quotations" and a book that is "attractive in appearance and of convenient size" for a desktop reference. Although broad-based and pertinent topics appear to be outlined in the table of contents, the editors fall short of providing multiple references for a number of these topics. I was disappointed to find only a few brief quotes for many topics listed. The editors specifically refer to illustrations that have been included to "provide visual interpretation of some of the quotes." I was also disappointed to find very few illustrations included, and those presented are frequently placed some distance from the actual quotations. Therefore, in evaluation, the editors' objectives have been minimally met.
Audience: The book is directed at dentists, physicians, and nurses, as well as non-practitioners, and could be used by any of the intended audiences. With all of the information available online it is questionable that this volume would serve a widespread audience. However, certain types of learners, who are more comfortable handling the printed manuscript rather then technologically-based text, may find this book of help in providing illustrative materials for speeches or papers. The editors have prepared similar volumes related to other scientific professions. Neither has a health-related education or practice background.
Features: The content is covered topically with the inclusion of 1500 quotes. The illustrations, though few in number, are well done and easy to understand. There is an extensive bibliographic listing of authors of the quotations, although many have been taken from the same secondary reference source. The index of authors and topics is user-friendly and complete. The major shortcoming is the lack of quantity and quality of quotations related to certain topics.
Assessment: It is difficult to compare this volume to others. A similar book may exist in each of the healthcare professions; however, there is not another text that spans the interest levels of the lay public and the professional, so from that standpoint it is unique. The glossy cover is attractive and the spacious page lay out makes it easy to read. The true value of this text is questionable.
Barbara C. Woodring
This book is one in a series of six volumes of ""dictionaries of quotes"" published within the last decade. This volume contains stories and/or quotations related to topics of interest to healthcare professionals. The purpose is ""to provide all classes of medical people, as well as the non-practitioner who has an interest in medicine, with a volume of unaltered quotations"" and a book that is ""attractive in appearance and of convenient size"" for a desktop reference. Although broad-based and pertinent topics appear to be outlined in the table of contents, the editors fall short of providing multiple references for a number of these topics. I was disappointed to find only a few brief quotes for many topics listed. The editors specifically refer to illustrations that have been included to ""provide visual interpretation of some of the quotes."" I was also disappointed to find very few illustrations included, and those presented are frequently placed some distance from the actual quotations. Therefore, in evaluation, the editors' objectives have been minimally met. The book is directed at dentists, physicians, and nurses, as well as non-practitioners, and could be used by any of the intended audiences. With all of the information available online it is questionable that this volume would serve a widespread audience. However, certain types of learners, who are more comfortable handling the printed manuscript rather then technologically-based text, may find this book of help in providing illustrative materials for speeches or papers. The editors have prepared similar volumes related to other scientific professions. Neither has a health-related education or practice background. The contentis covered topically with the inclusion of 1500 quotes. The illustrations, though few in number, are well done and easy to understand. There is an extensive bibliographic listing of authors of the quotations, although many have been taken from the same secondary reference source. The index of authors and topics is user-friendly and complete. The major shortcoming is the lack of quantity and quality of quotations related to certain topics. It is difficult to compare this volume to others. A similar book may exist in each of the healthcare professions; however, there is not another text that spans the interest levels of the lay public and the professional, so from that standpoint it is unique. The glossy cover is attractive and the spacious page lay out makes it easy to read. The true value of this text is questionable.
IPEM Scope
...an enjoyable book to dip into and sample as well as a good source of medical quotes. It is quite a substantial, well presented and indexed book and includes a wider range of topics than any other compilation I have come across.
Booknews
An enlightening dictionary of profound and witty quotations on medicine, dentistry, and nursing, containing some 1,500 quotes from the famous and the unknown. Includes author and subject indexes for locating quotations for practical use or entertainment, plus humorous b&w illustrations. The compilers have worked together on several other quotation dictionaries. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Respiratory Care
Medically Speaking is an enjoyable book...to paraphrase T.S. Eliot, it can be read by many for pleasure and profit.

2 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780750306355
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/1999
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 481
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

PREFACE

ABDOMEN
ABORTION
ACUPUNCTURE
ADHESIVE
ALLERGY
AMNESIA
AMPUTATION
ANATOMISTS
ANATOMY
ANESTHETIST
ANESTHESIA
ANTIBIOTIC
APOTHECARY
APPENDIX
ARTERY
BACK
BILL
BIRTH CONTROL
BLINDNESS
BLOOD
BLOOD PRESSURE
BODY
BODY-SNATCHER
BRAIN
CANCER
CARE
CARTILAGE
CASTOR OIL
CAVITY
CHEMISTRY
CHILDBIRTH
CHOLERA
CIRCUMCISION
COD LIVER OIL
COLDS
COMMON SENSE
CONSULTATION
CONTAGIOUS
CONTRACEPTIVE
CONVALESCENCE
COUGH
CURE
CURIOSITY
DEATH
DENTAL
DENTIST
DERMATOLOGIST
DIAGNOSIS
DIAGNOSTICIAN
DIAPHRAGM
DIET
DIGESTION
DISCHARGE
DISEASE
DISINFECTANT
DISSECTION
DOCTOR
DRAFT
DRUGGIST
DRUGS
EAR WAX
ELECTROCARDIOGRAM
ENEMA
EPIDEMIC
EPIDERMIS
ERROR
ESOPHAGUS
EXAMINATION
EXPERIENCE
EXPERIMENT
FACT
FEE
FEVER
FLU
GALL BLADDERS
GENERAL PRACTITIONERS
GERM PLASM
GOD
GOUT
GYNECOLOGY
HEADACHE
HEALING
HEALTH
HEART
HIPPOCRATIC OATH
HIVES
HOSPITAL
HYPOCHONDRIAC
HYPODERMIC NEEDLE
ILL
ILLNESS
INJURY
INSOMNIAC
INTERNIST
INTESTINE
INVALID
IT
JOURNALS
KIDNEY
KING'S EVIL
LIFE
LIVER
LUNGS
MALADY
MAL DE MER
MAN
MEASLES
MEDICAL
MEDICAL MNEMONICS
MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY
MEDICINE
MENSTRUATION
MICROBES
MICROSCOPE
NAUSEA
NERVE
NOUNS OF MULTITUDE
NURSE
NURSE'S PRAYER
NUTRITION
OBSERVATION
OINTMENT
OPERATION
OPINIONS
ORAL HYGIENE
PAIN
PARASITE
PATIENTS
PHARMACIST
PHARMACY
PHYSICAL
PHYSIC
PHYSICAL
PHYSICIAN
PHYSIOLOGIST
PHYSIOLOGY
PILL
PIMPLE
PMS
PNEUMONIA
PRAYER
PRESCRIPTION
PROGNOSIS
PROTEIN
QUACK
RADIOLOGIST
RAPPORT
RECOVERY
RESUSCITATE
REMEDY
RESEARCH
REST
RHEUMATISM
SALVE
SCIENCE
SICK
SICK BED
SICKNESS
SINUS
SKELETON
SKIN
SNEEZE
SORE THROAT
SORES
SPECIALIST
SPINE
STATISTICS
STETHOSCOPE
STOMACH
STOOLS
SURGEON
SURGERY
SURGICAL
SYMPTOM
TEACHING
TEETH
THEORY
TONGUE DEPRESSOR
TOOTH
TOOTHACHE
TRANQUILIZERS
TREATMENT
TRICHINOSIS
TRUTH
TUBERCULOSIS
TUMOR
URINALYSIS
VACCINATION
VIRUS
X-RAYS

BIBLIOGRAPHY
PERMISSIONS
SUBJECT INDEX
AUTHOR INDEX

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