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Title: Lexicography and Physicke: The Record of Sixteenth-Century English Medical Terminology
Written By: Roderick William McConchie
Series Title: Oxford Studies in Lexicography and Lexicology

Medical practitioners of the sixteenth century had their own body of special terms, just like the doctors of this century. McConchie here examines medical terminology used in a selection of thirteen medical works published between 1530 and 1612, and compares it with the treatment of these words in the OED and other dictionaries of today. His study reveals errors, omissions, and biases that raise important questions for lexicographical tools in general.

Publication Year: 1997
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0198236301
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 464pp
Prices: $100.00