Synopses & Reviews
The Compact American Medical Dictionary is an important new reference book for those who need a better understanding of health and who want to make knowledgeable decisions on personal health-care issues. Incorporating features of the best-selling American Heritage(R) dictionaries, it defines up-to-date medical terms in an easy-to-understand, comprehensive manner. It's more than 10,000 entries address all areas of medicine and health. In addition, clear, useful drawings and charts detail aspects of the human anatomy as well as vital preventative health and wellness information.
About the Author
The Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries and of other reference titles published by Houghton Mifflin Company are trained lexicographers with a varied array of interests and expertise. Most of the editors hold graduate degrees and have studied at least one foreign language. Several have degrees in linguistics or in the history of the English language. Others have degrees in science or sometimes other disciplines. All the editors familiarize themselves with the vocabulary in specific subject areas, collect materials on new developments and usage, and work in association with consultants to ensure that the content of our publications is as accurate and as up-to-date as possible.