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A most unusual little handbook: concise compilations of definitions, concepts, formulas, classifications, units, and symbols for the major disciplines relevant to medical science: terminology and its relation to Latin and Greek; computations and mathematical expressions relevant to biologic functions; physics; chemistry, both inorganic and organic; molecular biology; animal taxonomy and nomenclature; basic laboratory procedures. Will not serve as an introductory textbook to these fields for persons entirely ignorant of them, but may be useful to a wide range of persons—investigators, science-minded clinicians, editors—who have backgrounds in these fields but have forgotten some points of standard usage here and there or
Basic Facts for Basic Science. Ann Intern Med. 1991;115:72. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-115-1-72_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1991;115(1):72.
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