This book "supplies a vocabulary of English words and idiomatic phrases 'arranged … according to the ideas which they express'. The thesaurus, continually expanded and updated, has always remained in print, but this reissued first edition shows the impressive breadth of Roget's own knowledge and interests."
How doctors arrive at a diagnosis while talking to patients has hardly been studied. This book analyses the content of doctors' statements uttered before the actual diagnosis as well as their linguistic and interactional features andrespective cognitive processes. Prediagnostic statements include the patient in the process of finding a diagnosis but can also aim atguiding the patients' expectations and creating trust.