Edward J. Huth, MD
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Huth E.; Medical Meanings: A Glossary of Word Origins. Ann Intern Med. 1999;130:623-624. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-130-7-199904060-00031
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1999;130(7):623-624.
Haubrich WS. 253 pages. Philadelphia: American Coll Physicians; 1997. $29.95. ISBN 0943126568. Order phone 800-523-1546, ext. 2600.
Field of medicine: Medicine, surgery, and other medical disciplines.
Format: Softcover book.
Audience: Medical students, residents, and practitioners.
Purpose: To describe the origins and subsequent histories of widely used medical terms, including medical slang, and to comment on usage, both appropriate and inappropriate.
Content: In 3000 or more short articles, arranged alphabetically, about terms in medical sciences and clinical medicine Haubrich presents brief etymologies (from such diverse languages as Greek, Latin, Arabic, Old English, Old French, and Old Norse); their older and current uses; and, occasionally, comments on the appropriateness of use. By identifying coiners of terms by name and date and describing old uses of terms, he weaves much medical history into many of his articles.
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