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origin, namely the ʾAzd tribe. KM 1: 10–12. Despite his profound respect for al-Khalīl, the author follows a different system of arrangement in his medical dictionary. Al-Khalīl had arranged his lexicon according to a phonological principle, depending on the place of articulation of sounds. The author of Kitāb al-māʾ , however, follows the alphabetical system of ʾalif, bāʾ, tāʾ, thāʾ , according to the first radical of the root, as he explains in his preface. KM 1: 30. The author addresses his work to physicians as well as to laymen. Since the language of the 5 Latin medical dictionaries: Thomas Burnet and John Cruso We turn now to discuss two works which were published in Latin, and do not neces- sarily exhibit all the characteristics of a medical dictionary. Medical handbooks and enchiridions had to strike a balance between a system and a form of order which made them accessible, whether to the professional reader or the unlearned general reader, a requirement which saw their authors exploit alphabetical order at least to some degree, as well as glossaries and

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Geographical and Administrative Designations Roderick McConchie The use of “mechanical reasoning”: John Quincy and his Lexicon physico-medicum (1719) Abstract: The medical dictionary by John Quincy (1683?–1723) reveals a lexicogra- pher with an agenda which arose from the circumstances of his life and is forcefully expressed in the dictionary. First an apothecary, and then a physician, Quincy fore- grounded the English language and the principles of Newtonianism and the mecha- nistic view of medicine in his work. His dictionary became the most popular and

a plethora of PDA resources available, little is known about the variables that effect student learning and technology adoption. In this study nursing students used PDA software programs which included a drug guide, medical dictionary, laboratory manual and nursing diagnosis manual during acute care clinical experiences. Analysis of student journals comparative reflective statements about the PDA as an adjunct to other available resources in clinical practice are presented. The benefits of having a PDA included readily available data, validation of thinking

English Medical Dictionaries and Lexicographers 1547 to 1796

Pschyrembel Inlsches r buch i 1 German Medical Dictionary 254., entirely revised edition. 14x21.5 cm, XXIV, 1341 pp., with 2843 illus. 1982. Bound DM 58- ISBN3110071878 This most disseminated clinical reference book facilitates diagnosis and differential diagnosis, illustrates all important diseased states, informs about medicine and related subject areas, quotes on medical terms and is a fundamental help in orthography. Millionfoldly successful, the medical councellor was extended in its index by about 20%, though it did not become 'thicker1 through highly