Dictionary of medical & related terms

Joan E Grundy, (Swansong Publications, 2006) A5, 90pp ISBN 0 9553450 0 6

The author was a midwife and practice nurse, which gives her a great knowledge and understanding of her subject. Each word is given its dictionary definition, followed by explanatory notes; some include a photograph or other illustration. Designed to assist you to understand medical terms in parish registers, death certificates and eighteenth and nineteenth century books, it runs from “abdominal apoplexy” to “worn out”, and includes such gems as “divine sickness”. A very useful and fascinating publication.

Jean Debney

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