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Dictionary of Abbreviations in Medical Sciences

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By Heister Rolf. . 287 pages. Springer-Verlag; , New York: , 1989.. $29.50.

Ann Intern Med. 1989;111(12):1052. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-111-12-1052_5
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A comprehensive collection of abbreviations and the terms they represent from clinical medicine and medical sciences, with an appendix of journal-title abbreviations. This dictionary will be of value mainly for interpreting abbreviations, not for selecting proper abbreviated forms. Well-established conventions (such as italicized letters as symbols for variables) are ignored; the title abbreviations are not those most widely used in the United States, those of the National Library of Medicine's Index Medicus. (EJH)




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