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ENCYCLOPEDIA AND DICTIONARY OF MEDICINE, NURSING, AND ALLIED HEALTH FOURTH EDITION It is a challenge to any dictionary of the health sciences to continue to serve as an authoritative guide to the language of medicine and science. Rapid advances in theory, in practice, and in technology are accompanied by continual changes in language as new words are coined, old words are discarded, and the meanings of existing words are modified in the light of advancing knowledge. Furthermore, not only must a dictionary of the health sciences incorporate these changes, but it must also address the fact that some background knowledge of the theory or procedure in which a term is used is often necessary to an understanding of the term. This background information, like the vocabulary itself, must constantly be updated, and it must be presented to the reader clearly in order to make the concepts understandable. In addition to all this, the dictionary must provide the reader with an accurate record of good and current usage; that is, it must answer the question, "How is this term used today!" It is therefore necessary for such a dictionary to change constantly: the new must be added; the obsolete must be deleted; modifications must be incorporated.
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Book Description Saunders (W.B.) Co Ltd. Condition: Good. . 4th edition. Seller Inventory # K05E-00624
Book Description W B Saunders Co Ltd. Hardcover. Condition: VERY GOOD. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s). Seller Inventory # 2756299833
Book Description Elsevier - Health Sciences Division. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Book shows a small amount of wear to cover and binding. Some pages show signs of use. Seller Inventory # G0721618154I3N00
Book Description Saunders (W.B.) Co Ltd, 1987. Ex-library, with usual stamps and markings,in fair all round condition, suitable as a reading copy. Seller Inventory # 932259
Book Description Saunders (W.B.) Co Ltd, 1987. Condition: Very Good. 4th. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Seller Inventory # GRP96042866
Book Description Saunders (W.B.) Co Ltd, 1987. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0721618154
Book Description Saunders, 1987. Softcover (Stiff Boards). Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. Fourth Edition. Used Good. Text appears clean and Pages are nice and crisp. Thumb-tabs are in good condition. Cover has a crease down the center, but still nice. Binding is tight. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. ISBN: 0721618154. ISBN/EAN: 9780721618159. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 1561022320. Seller Inventory # 1561022320
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Book Description W. B. Saunders And Co, Philadelphia, 1987. Soft Cover. Condition: Fine. First Edition. 1427 pages. Book appears to have hardly been read and is in Fine condition throughout. Seller Inventory # 126061
Book Description W. B. Saunders Company, Philadelphia, 1987. Hard Cover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Not Published with Dust Jacket. Second Printing. A dictionary and collection of relevant articles and essays of the health sciences presenting an authoritative guide to the language of medicine and science, advances in theory and practice as well as technology, meanings and their modifications over time, and the modern usage of medical words and phrases in their proper contexts. Hardcover, contains illustrations, charts, appendices, 1,427pp. A very nice copy. Very rare in this edition. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Seller Inventory # 00012749