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HARVARD UNIVERSITY
SCHOOL OF MEDICINE AND PUBLIC HEALTH

LIBRARY

8 MAR 1929

Gift of Massachusetts General Hospital
from the Library of Dr. Wm. Sturgis Bigalow

1. D. 1890.3

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PREFACE.

Throughout the preparation of this Dictionary my work has been shaped to meet the following distinct purposes :

1. To include those New WORDS AND PHRASES created during the past ten years-a period rich in coinages--which appeared destined to continuous usage. There are certainly thousands of these; and in their compilation I have especially endeavored to cover the latest results in the study of Bacteriology, Ptomaines and Leucomaïnes, Electro-therapeutics, Physiology, Pathology, and in the various special branches of medicine, such as Ophthalmology, Otology, Laryngology, Gynæcology, Antiseptic Surgery, etc.

2. To frame all DEFINITIONS by the direct aid of New, STANDARD AND AUTHORITATIVE TEXT-Books, instead of making a patchwork of mechanical copyings from older vocabularies.

3. To OMIT OBSOLETE Words not pertinent to medicine, except in a remote or factitious sense, while neglecting nothing of positive value.

4. To make a volume that will answer the needs of the medical student and busy practitioner by its COMPACTNESS AND LOGICALNESS OF ARRANGEMENT, its CONCISENESS OF DEFINITIONS, its ELIMINATION OF THE USELESS, and its CONVENIENCE OF SIZE AND PRICE. It would not have been half the labor to make a volume double or treble the size of this one.

I have to express my appreciation of the services rendered the work by Professor Jacques W. Redway, in the compilation of the departments of Chemistry, Materia Medica and Physical Science; by Professor A. P. Brubaker, with continuous advice and help; by Dr. Judson Daland, in unreservedly giving the results of long study and labor concerning the mineral springs of the United States; by Professor J. W. Holland, Dr. J. M. Keating, Professor Henry Leffmann and others.

GEORGE M. GOULD.

119 South Seventeenth St., Philadelphia.

February, 1890.

ABBREVIATIONS.

Aq. ferv.

1. ABBREVIATIONS USED IN GENERAL MEDICINE.
äā
ana.

Of each.
Abdom.
Abdomen

The belly.
Abs. feb.
Absente febre

When fever is absent.
Abstr.
Abstractum .

Abstract.
Ad.
Adde

Add.
Ad lib.
Ad libitum

To the desired amcunt.
Admov.
Admoveatur

Let it be applied.
Ad pond. om.
Ad pondus omniu

To the weight of the whole.
Alt. dieb..
Alterius diebus

Every other day.
Alt. hor.
Alterius horis

Every other hour.
Alv, adstrict.
Alvo adstricta

The bowels being confined.
Alv. deject.
Alvi dejectiones

The evacuations.
Aq.
Aqua

Water.
Aq. bull.
· Agua bulliens

Boiling water.
Aq. dest.
Aqua destillata

. Distilled water.
Aqua fervens

Hot water.
Aq. font.
Aqua fontis.

. Spring water.
Aq. mar.
Aqua marina

. Ocean water.
B. A., or B. S.
Balneum arenæ

Sand bath.
Bals.
Balsamum

Balsam.
Bib.
Bibe

Drink.
Bis ind.
Bis in dies

Twice daily.
Bol.
Bolus

A large pill.
Bull.
. Bulliat.

Let it boil.
B. v.
Balneum vaporis

Vapor baih.
C.
Congius, Centigrade

A gallon; centigrade.
C.C.

Cubic centimeter.
Cap. .
Capiat

Let him take.
C.m.
Cras mane

To-morrow morning. cm.

Centimneter.
C. m. s.
Cras mane sumendus

To be taken to-morrow morning.
C. n.
Cras nocte

To-morrow night.
Cochi.
Cochleare

Spoonful.
Cochl. ampl.

amplum

A tablespoonful. infant.

infantis

A teaspoonful. med.

magnum

. A tablespoonful medium

A dessertspoonful. parv.

parvum

A teaspoonful.
Col.
Cola

Strain.
Colat.
Colatus

Strained.
Comp.
. Compositus

Compound.
Cong.
Congius.

A gallon.
Contin.
Continuatur

Let it be continued.
Cont. rem.

Continuetur remedium Let the medicine be continued. Coq.

Coque Cort. Cortex

. Bark.
Crast.
Crastinus

For to-morrow,
Cuj.
Cujus

. Of which
Cyath.
Cyathus

A glassful.
D.
Dosis

A dose.
Decub.
Decubitus

Lying down.
Ded in d.
. De die in diem

. From day to day. Destill. . Destilla.

. Distill.
Det.
. Detur.

Let it be given.
Dieb. alt.
Diebus alterius

. On alternate days.
tert.

tertius

Every third day.
Dil.
Dilue

Let it be dissolved.
Dilut.
Dilutus

Dilute.
Dim.
Dimidius

. One-half.
Dist.
Distilla

Distill. Div. . Divide

Divide. D. in p. æq.

. Divide in partes æquales . Divide into equal parts. Donec alv. sol. fuerit. Donec alvus soluta fuerit Until the bowels be open. D. P.

Directione propria :: . With a proper direction.

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. Boil.

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Ejusd. Enem. Ext. Exhib. F. Feb. dur, F.; Ft. Filt. Fid. Flor. F. m. Fol.

F. P:

or the same.
Enema.
Extract.
Let it be given.
Fahrenheit.
The fever continuing.
Make.
Filter,

Fluid.
. Flowers.
. Make a mixture.
Leaves.
Make a potion.
Make pills.
Prepare skillfully.
Grain.
. Drops.

By drops.
At bed time
At bed time.
An injection.
Liquor.
Mix.
Macerate.
Pill mass.

In the manner directed.
. In the usual way.
Mucilage.
Number.
By night.

F. pil. F. s. a. Gr. Gtt. Guttat. Hor, decub. H. S. Inj.. Liq. M. Mac. Mass. pil. Mod. prescript. Mor. sol. Muc. No. Noct. 0. 01. 01. res. 01. oliv. 0. m. Omn. bih. Omn. hor. Omn. noct. Oz. Part æq. P. B. P. G. Pil. Pond. Pot. Ppt. P. rat. ætat P.r.o. Pulv. Q.1. Q. p. Q. s.

A pint.

Rad.
R.
Rect.
Rep.
Sp. Gr.
S.
Sig
Sig. n. pr.
Sing.
Si non val.
Si op. sit
Solv.
Sp., or Spir.
Ss.
St.
Sum.
Syr.
T. d.
T. Tinct.
Ung.
Vesic.

Oil.
Oleoresin.
Olive oil.

Every morning.
. Every two hours.
. Every hour.
Every night.
Ounce.
Equal parts.
British Pharmacopeia.
German Pharmacopeia.
Pill.
By weight.

Potassa.
. Prepared.

In proportion to age.
When required.
Powder
According as required.
At will.
A sufficient quantity.
Take.
Root.
Reaumur.
Rectified.
Let it be repeated.
. Specific gravity.

Label.
Let it be labeled.
Label with common name.
Of each.
If it do not answer.
If requisite.
Dissolve.
. Spirit.
. One-half.
Let it stand.

Let him take. . Syrup. Three times a day. Tincture. . Ointment. A blister. Minim. . Drachm.

Scruple. . Ounce.

Ejusdem
Enema
Extractum
. Exhibeatur
. Fahrenheit
Febre durante
Fac, Fiat
Filtra.
Fluidus
Flores
Fiat mistura
Foliæ
Fiat potio .
Fiat pilulae
Fiat secundum artem
Granum

Gutta
. Guttatim
Hora decubitus
Hora somni
Injectio
Liquor
Misce.
Macera
Massa pilularum
Modo præscripto
More solito.
Mucilago
Numero
Nocte
Octarius
Oleum
Oleoresina
Oleum olivæ
.Omni mane
. Omni bihora
Omni hora
Omni nocte
Uncia.
Partes æquales
Pharmacopeia Britannica

Germanica
Pilula.
Pondere
Potassa
Preparata .
Pro rata ætatis
Pro re nata
Pulvis
Quantum libet

placeat

sufficit
Recipe
Radix
Réaumur
Rectificatus
Repetatur

Signa
Signetur
Signa nomine proprio
Singulorum .
Si non valeat
Si opus sit

Solve.

Spiritus .
. Semi, semissis
Stet.
Sumat
Syrupus
Ter in die
Tinctura
Unguentum
Vesicatorum
Minimum
. Drachma
. Scrupulum
Uncia.

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