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Jan.06.03.predited by Beth Notzon and Edith Paal If you’re editing a manuscript on prophylac- tion for “basal metabolic rate”; its definition tic surgery and need to check the meaning is then provided under basal metabolic rate. of oophorectomy, if you’re watching a news Abbreviations about health-care manage-story on recent drugs used to treat Parkinson disease and can’t remember its symptoms, PPO—are included as well.
or if you need to know the definitions of healthy and healthful and how they differ, names (such as acetaminophen, Benadryl, you can find your answers in The American Pepto-Bismol, ranitidine, and Valtrex) are Heritage Stedman’s Medical Dictionary.
included, but full definitions are provided Now in its second edition, The American under the generic names. For instance, Heritage Stedman’s Medical Dictionary merges Tums is defined as “a trademark for an two respected publications to create a useful reference tool for homes, public libraries, carbonate”; a user must then look up cal-and medical writers and editors. The editors cium carbonate to learn that it is “a calcium at American Heritage aim to make Stedman’s salt used as a dietary supplement and as an accessible to users who may not have a antacid”.
medical background by providing what they call “jargon-free definitions” of medical friendly, one may look up a term only to terms. This publication might also appeal to those with a medical background who need used in the definition. This often occurs THE AMERICAN HERITAGE STEDMAN’S concise, straightforward definitions.
in reference works but is perhaps especially MEDICAL DICTIONARY, SECOND EDITION.
According to its publishers, The American notable in a dictionary that claims to be BOSTON, NEW YORK: HOUGHTON MIFFLIN Heritage Stedman’s has 45,000 defini-
free of jargon. For example, the definition COMPANY; 2004. XXXII + 909 PAGES. tions—more than Webster’s New World of passive anaphylaxis states that it is “an
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Medical Dictionary (8000 terms) and The anaphylactic response . . .”, causing some New American Medical Dictionary and Health users to have to look up anaphylactic. In Manual (10,000 terms), which are also another instance, keratocyte is defined as works that provide concise definitions. It “a fibroblastic stromal cell of the cornea”. even has a greater number of entries than Depending on a user’s level of knowledge, some dictionaries with more in-depth defi- he or she may then have to look up fibro- nitions, such as Black’s Medical Dictionary blastic, stromal, or cornea. Thus, the claims (5000 terms) and Melloni’s Illustrated Medical to provide jargon-free definitions are some- Dictionary (30,000 terms). Of course, being times undermined by the inherent difficul-a concise dictionary, it has nowhere near ties of explaining medical terms without the 102,000 terms that the full-sized illus- trated Stedman’s Medical Dictionary does or To illustrate select definitions, this vol- the 123,000 terms of Dorland’s Illustrated ume is sprinkled with more than 80 black-Medical Dictionary.
and-white line drawings for such terms as Entries cover a wide array of terms, such asthma, biopsy, brain, cerebral embolism, as group therapy, HDL, love handle, moron, Nicorette, New Hampshire rule, opposer crine system, joint, lung, polyp, mitosis, muscle of the little finger, peptide bond, and mitochondrion. Also featured are more and potassium-40. Although entries do than 400 short biographic entries on such not provide subheads, they do include pro- people as British anatomist Henry Gray and nunciations and part-of-speech labels. The American biochemist Stanley Cohen.
average entry is about three to four lines Introductory materials feature a guide to long; the longest definition I found was 11 the dictionary, a pronunciation key, and lines long.
include a measurement chart, a metric-con- viations, so it is helpful that this dictionary version chart, recommended daily allowances defines them. For example, the entry for of vitamins and minerals, and a periodic table BMR indicates that the term is an abbrevia- of the elements. The appendixes also provide Science Editor • January – February 2006 • Vol 29 • No 1 • 21 black-and-white illustrations of skeletal tions and reference materials, The American muscles, the skeleton, the vascular system, Heritage Stedman’s will, for the most part, and the nervous system. However, the back meet the needs of those with or without a matter of The American Heritage Stedman’s is medical background who are searching for not as rich as that in more technical diction- a concise dictionary. If you want a six-line aries geared toward specialists or that in some definition of heart accompanied by one other jargon-free dictionaries, which provide black-and-white line drawing, this is the such information as basic first-aid treatment; reference tool for you. If you’re looking for a guides to symptoms, diseases, and pharma- more substantial definition, many subheads, ceuticals; and lists of medical roots, prefixes, and more detailed drawings, try Dorland’s or and suffixes.
The 11 thumb tabs facilitate the finding of words, and the font is large enough to Martha Morrison
make reading easy. Unlike some medical dictionaries, this book isn’t too heavy (only MARTHA MORRISON is an associate scien-3 lb) and can be easily carried with one tific editor in the Department of Scientific hand. (The full-sized Stedman’s weighs 6.6 Publications at the University of Texas M D lb and Dorland’s more than 8.5 lb.) want a dictionary with more in-depth defini- EVOLVING EDEN: AN ILLUSTRATED GUIDE
Book Notes TO THE EVOLUTION OF THE AFRICAN LARGE- excellent overviews of the geographic
MAMMAL FAUNA. ALAN TURNER AND
MAURICIO ANTON. NEW YORK: COLUMBIA
Africa over the past 3.5 billion years and UNIVERSITY PRESS; 2004. XVIII + 269 PAGES.
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evolution. The third chapter constitutes the bulk of the book. It is devoted to “an Evolving Eden, although written for the outline of each of the orders of large ter-lay reader, is not for the reader with only restrial mammals known from Africa and a passing interest in the animal evolution the range of species assigned to the various of Africa, but for the person with a serious families”. The final chapter is probably the desire for in-depth knowledge of the his- tory of mammalian evolution in Africa as book to achieve its aim, which is to pro-it played out over the last 65 million years, vide a three-dimensional look (a synthesis) when mammals came into their own, so to at prehistoric African wildlife that takes speak, with the disappearance of the dino- saurs. As the authors note in the epilogue, climate, the geography, and the habitat at the mammals of Africa are an important particular times, starting 30 million years focus of paleontology because “Africa is ago. Attractively designed and beautifully one of the richest biotic regions on Earth, illustrated by one of the authors (Mauricio a zoogeographic realm in itself, with Anton), the book is written in a very around one-quarter of all the living species engaging style that is also solidly scientific of mammals and a vast array of plants”—a in content.
veritable Garden of Eden and thus the inspiration for the title of the book. The Beth Notzon
impetus for the book was the new informa-tion about mammalian evolution revealed BETH NOTZON is a scientific publications with new technology—but not DNA tech- manager at the University of Texas M D nology. The fossil record remains the most Anderson Cancer Center.
reliable source of information about animal evolution in Africa. 22 • Science Editor • January – February 2006 • Vol 29 • No 1
Inside this issue: Greetings to all and welcome to issue three of the YDPSA newsletter. The YDPSA has progressed tremendously since the elections of this current committee. This new committee hopes to achieve the unity and goals of the tawheed faith. To do this we have organised certain events for the term of this committee. Some of the forthcoming events include a trip to the Riverland