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45 of 45 people found the following review helpful
on February 18, 2013
In 2001 I bought the 19th edition while enrolled in an alternative medicine college course; when I saw that the latest edition was available I ordered it post haste. It is fully 200 pages longer, and has, of course, the latest references and terminology; also better quality photographs...some not too pleasant to look at, but, well, after all... The appendices are very informative, and I think this is a great dictionary for any family; not just for people in the medical field, or med students. And if you do buy it, don't pass over the introduction; it's worth a few minutes' read. Often I refer to this resource for general information, or when a family member or friend has a question about the body, illness or medical procedures. It has been very helpful, and clarified a lot of misinformation (or lack of accurate information) that sometimes floats around and is surmised as true. Even if you have another medical dictionary, you can't go wrong by adding this one to your bookshelf.
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34 of 35 people found the following review helpful
on July 27, 2013
I am taking courses pursuant to joining the Medical Coding profession. Unfortunately, the texts (from Pearson) are woefully inadequate with regard to a glossary and definitions. After using a few of the references available at a local library, I decided to purchase the Taber's and am very pleased with the thoroughness of the explanations, amount of detail, quality of the illustrations and photographs, and the additional opportunity to use their on-line references.

A solid reference with a number of pluses.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
on September 5, 2013
I have several medical books. I am a school for medical coding now and this is great addition to my library. Also give you online access for one year, one less book to tote around if your bags are as packed as mine. This book is small and with amazing detail. I just love it.
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28 of 31 people found the following review helpful
on August 11, 2013
If you are looking for a compact medical dictionary to carry in your backpack and take to class this is not it. Hopefully the pictures I have posted will keep someone else from making the same mistake I did.

This book is great for keeping at your desk at home to look up terms, phrases and even procedures. The type is crystal clear and easy to read. It is thumb indexed in 3 letter groupings. The key words are printed in bold san-serif type for easy scanning down the page. Many illustrations are in color and there are color photos as well. There are tables, charts and graphs to help illustrate a definition. Some definitions are multi-page. The definition for diabetes is over 6 pages long and includes types, causes, treatments, prognosis and general patient care.

Although I was disappointed when I received this because it was not what I wanted I may keep it anyway. At 3 pounds it's too much of a porker to carry around but it's a great reference tool and a quality product.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on September 1, 2013
I've used Tabor's for years as a medical resource. It is easy to use and has excellent visuals to enhance the definitions and descriptions.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on November 3, 2013
The Bible for Nurses creating care plans! Has everything you will need;disease definition, symptoms, NANDA's, interventions. A must have for students!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on September 6, 2013
I needed this book for PT School and Amazon provides brand new copies with all disks and/or access codes that you can get if you buy the book at your bookstore. Very pleased with Amazon and I will be sure to look at Amazon for my future textbook needs.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on April 1, 2014
While studying medical coding, one encounters a lot of terminology that causes confusion. Tabor's is an excellent resource that contains definitions (including prefixes and suffixes) and illustrations in a very compact format.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
I began using Taber's Cyclopedic Dictionary in 1971, and this was the champ of all Medical Dictionaries that I've used in the 30 years of working in the healthcare field. My first experience of using this book was in my first year of Nursing school. Then, I used it prior to taking my LPN & RN boards for license. After working as an RN, especially in hospitals & clinics, I continued to use it. After viewing other Medical Dictionaries, I realized that Taber's helped me the most, finding its reference extremely useful.

This informative, concise, and easy-to-read Dictionary contains tons of helpful information. In addition, it's packed with charts, diagrams, a section for note-taking, and illustrations. I continued to use this Dictionary for 14 years in one hospital, and regardless of where I worked, I always brought it to-and-from work in my Nurse-Tote-Bag.

This book is Great not only for student Nurses, but for anyone who works in the healthcare field. When floating to several Units in the hospital, this came in very handy as well as working in clinics. After several years of using it, I decided to only purchase revised editions, and this valuable Medical Dictionary is worth every penny. Highly recommended to all healthcare professionals!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on August 31, 2013
a very good reference book for medical terms and meanings. explains what things are and how they work, and where things are in the body
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