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Dictionary of Medical Slang and Related Esoteric Expressions.

Dictionary of Medical Slang and Related Esoteric Expressions. This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract This, juxtaposed to the scholarly book just reviewed, illustrates the law of opposites. The two have in common the publisher and the fact that they are word lists with explanations; this is all. The author of this one is indicated as President of the American Society of Grammatolators and Chairman, National Association on Standard Medical Vocabulary. The reviewer is not acquainted with either organization. He assumes, from the title page, that they exist. After examining this book it seems possible or appropriate that the chief executive may constitute the entire membership of both. One would expect, under this title, something like Partridge's informative and amusing slang dictionaries and in a medical rather than nonmedical context. But this book is neither informative nor amusing. The compiler's risibility and interest are only stirred by the grossest terms, most of them fortunately fusty and out of date. One suspects that many of them—if http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Internal Medicine American Medical Association

Dictionary of Medical Slang and Related Esoteric Expressions.

Archives of Internal Medicine , Volume 106 (2) – Aug 1, 1960

Dictionary of Medical Slang and Related Esoteric Expressions.

Abstract

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract This, juxtaposed to the scholarly book just reviewed, illustrates the law of opposites. The two have in common the publisher and the fact that they are word lists with explanations; this is all. The author of this one is indicated as President of the American Society of Grammatolators and Chairman, National Association on Standard Medical Vocabulary....
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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1960 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0003-9926
eISSN
1538-3679
DOI
10.1001/archinte.1960.03820020150033
Publisher site
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Abstract

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract This, juxtaposed to the scholarly book just reviewed, illustrates the law of opposites. The two have in common the publisher and the fact that they are word lists with explanations; this is all. The author of this one is indicated as President of the American Society of Grammatolators and Chairman, National Association on Standard Medical Vocabulary. The reviewer is not acquainted with either organization. He assumes, from the title page, that they exist. After examining this book it seems possible or appropriate that the chief executive may constitute the entire membership of both. One would expect, under this title, something like Partridge's informative and amusing slang dictionaries and in a medical rather than nonmedical context. But this book is neither informative nor amusing. The compiler's risibility and interest are only stirred by the grossest terms, most of them fortunately fusty and out of date. One suspects that many of them—if

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Archives of Internal MedicineAmerican Medical Association

Published: Aug 1, 1960

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