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Taken strictly as a reference tool, this manual meets the objectives of the author in most categories. As promised in the preface, the content, which is geared to the novice in medical transcription, fulfills its goal admirably.
Medical etymology is covered thoroughly in the second chapter, and, judging from the quantity of examples presented in the "combining form" and "word termination" sections, further reference material would be superfluous.
Chapters on the major systems of the body, surgical procedures, surgical instruments and devices, and laboratory procedures are comprehensive and well-organized, enabling rapid location of terms by the transcriptionist.
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The Medical Transcriptionist Handbook.. Ann Intern Med. 1972;77:160–161. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-77-1-160_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1972;77(1):160-161.
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