Reviewer: Angela L Prush, AS, AAS, RRT (William Beaumont Hospitals)
Description: This edition of Dorland's contains over 124,000 definitions and over 1,500 well done illustrations, which represents 5,000 more entries and 500 more illustrations than the 30th edition published in 2003.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide thorough and extensive information in a single source. This is a much needed resource for all healthcare professionals.
Audience: All healthcare departments should have this impressive dictionary available for staff use.
Features: In addition to the definitions and the full-color illustrations, the dictionary has helpful indexes and appendixes. The entries are printed in red and the definitions in black, making it very easy to sort through.
Assessment: The 31st edition of Dorland's is an impressive and much needed tool for all involved in healthcare. The extensive number of definitions and the excellent illustrations make this dictionary invaluable.