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Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary (Standard Version) 29th Edition
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1. Anyone who uses books regularly knows the importance of a dictionary's binding and printing. Dorland's has a beautiful layout, easy-to-read font, and subtle and effective illustrations. The paper is top quality, and few books these days are so well bound. The book stays open at any page and when shut feels like a brick. The binding doesn't flex and the pages don't sag.
2. I am not a specialist, but I haven't found any word from a medical textbook that wasn't easy to locate and very well defined. The quality of the illustrations is really striking--particularly for anatomical terms. I find an excess of pictures and photographs distracting in a dictionary, and Dorland's are always well-chosen and relevant.
3. The CD-ROM/registration code is a nice plus. I can't comment on the PDA feature, but the access to the internet version of Dorland's is an incredible time saver if one happens to be working at the computer.
I love this dictionary. If I had time I'd read it cover to cover. The only downside is the size. There's definitely a place for Taber's or some other compact dictionary for travel, etc.
P.S.-- Thanks to Ken Saladin for his excellent critical review. The editors at Dorland's must have been listening too, since the 30th edition has all the terms he listed as missing (and hopefully others as well!)
Every possible medical condition is described in this easy-to-read, easy-to-navigate treasure. Some of the peskiest problems in medical editing, knowing when to italicize a genus and/or species, and even identifying which IS a genus and/or species, is a quick page away with Dorlands. Therefore, I no longer fear the mention of pseudomonas (if I haven't spelled this right, forgive me...my Dorlands is back at the office!)
There are many other medical dictionaries, but most medical editors in the know use this one. And I imagine most medical students to as well. It's simply one of a kind.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great illustrations. Detailed explanation of numerous diseases. User friendly index and glossary. Good for layman to grasp medical terminology. We use it constantly.Published on November 17, 2013 by The BIG VP.
I am a student at Colorado Technical University Online and this book has made my classwork and labs a breeze. Thank you.Published on January 31, 2013 by Bruce Anthony Long
After receiving the Updated version, this one pales in comparison.
It still has great info but the newer version is much more colorful
I have purchased second-hand medical textbooks on 2 occasions. Both times I was delighted with the purchase. Read morePublished on November 12, 2011 by hazelmaud
This was a great bargain. It is a current edition of a highly regarded medical dictionary. I use it every day in my practice, especially when dealing with colleagues who seem to... Read morePublished on February 19, 2011 by Dr. Ross M. Tucker