Harold Wellington Jones, Normand L. Hoerr and Arthur Osol, Editors. New Gould Medical Dictionary,

First Edition. pp. xxviii and 1294. Figs. 252 (129 in color) grouped in 45 plates. Flexible fabricoid, fore-edge index. The Blakiston Company, Philadelphia, 1949. $8.50

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This completely new unabridged medical dictionary has been compiled by a board of editors with the assistance of more than one hundred contributors, and is designed to be a comprehensive lexicon for all branches of medicine and allied sciences, including medical physics and chemistry, dentistry, pharmacy, nursing, veterinary medicine, biology, botany and medico-legal terms. Pronunciation is indicated by a system of phonetic respelling with syllabification. The volume terminates with a series of twenty-two tables requiring 136 pages.

The circumstance that the work is a new entity, compiled by a large group of specialists in the respective fields covered, should guarantee that within its scope, the work is in the highest degree authoritative.

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