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P Harris, S Nagy, N Vardaxis (eds). Published by Mosby (Elsevier Australia), 2010. ISBN 9780729539098. Contains 2015 pages & over 2400 high quality full-colour illustrations and photographs. Price AU$83.70 (online price at Elsevier Australia) This is an attractive comprehensive medical and nursing dictionary that has special application to Australasia. New Zealand specific names such as PHARMAC are included. It comprises some 2000 pages including appendices on units of measurement, medical terminology, medicationclinical calculations, drug interaction, and infection control. There is access to additional appendices on line. These include an Assessment Guides, a guide to complementary and alternative medicine, and comprehensive information about health organizations in Australia and New Zealand. My review copy did not provide web access so I am not able to comment on the content or quality of these. The dictionary is very clear, is written in easily understood language with many colour photographs and illustrations. A colour atlas of anatomy is included. This serves only as a general guide, and is not detailed, but for which there is an appendice with web access. For those requiring an excellent dictionary, I have no hesitation in recommending it. Jim Reid Head of Department Department of General Practice University of Otago, Dunedin

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P Harris, S Nagy, N Vardaxis (eds). Published by Mosby (Elsevier Australia), 2010. ISBN 9780729539098. Contains 2015 pages & over 2400 high quality full-colour illustrations and photographs. Price AU$83.70 (online price at Elsevier Australia) This is an attractive comprehensive medical and nursing dictionary that has special application to Australasia. New Zealand specific names such as PHARMAC are included. It comprises some 2000 pages including appendices on units of measurement, medical terminology, medicationclinical calculations, drug interaction, and infection control. There is access to additional appendices on line. These include an Assessment Guides, a guide to complementary and alternative medicine, and comprehensive information about health organizations in Australia and New Zealand. My review copy did not provide web access so I am not able to comment on the content or quality of these. The dictionary is very clear, is written in easily understood language with many colour photographs and illustrations. A colour atlas of anatomy is included. This serves only as a general guide, and is not detailed, but for which there is an appendice with web access. For those requiring an excellent dictionary, I have no hesitation in recommending it. Jim Reid Head of Department Department of General Practice University of Otago, Dunedin

Summary

Abstract

Aim

Method

Results

Conclusion

Author Information

Jim Reid, Head of Department, Department of General Practice, University of Otago, Dunedin

Acknowledgements

Correspondence

Correspondence Email

Competing Interests

For the PDF of this article,
contact nzmj@nzma.org.nz

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P Harris, S Nagy, N Vardaxis (eds). Published by Mosby (Elsevier Australia), 2010. ISBN 9780729539098. Contains 2015 pages & over 2400 high quality full-colour illustrations and photographs. Price AU$83.70 (online price at Elsevier Australia) This is an attractive comprehensive medical and nursing dictionary that has special application to Australasia. New Zealand specific names such as PHARMAC are included. It comprises some 2000 pages including appendices on units of measurement, medical terminology, medicationclinical calculations, drug interaction, and infection control. There is access to additional appendices on line. These include an Assessment Guides, a guide to complementary and alternative medicine, and comprehensive information about health organizations in Australia and New Zealand. My review copy did not provide web access so I am not able to comment on the content or quality of these. The dictionary is very clear, is written in easily understood language with many colour photographs and illustrations. A colour atlas of anatomy is included. This serves only as a general guide, and is not detailed, but for which there is an appendice with web access. For those requiring an excellent dictionary, I have no hesitation in recommending it. Jim Reid Head of Department Department of General Practice University of Otago, Dunedin

Summary

Abstract

Aim

Method

Results

Conclusion

Author Information

Jim Reid, Head of Department, Department of General Practice, University of Otago, Dunedin

Acknowledgements

Correspondence

Correspondence Email

Competing Interests

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