Suggestions to Medical Writers

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Philadelphia Medical Publishing Company, 1900 - English language - 185 pages
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Page 4 - If to do were as easy as to know what were good to do, chapels had been churches, and poor men's cottages princes' palaces. It is a good divine that follows his own instructions: I can easier teach twenty what were good to be done, than be one of the twenty to follow mine own teaching.
Page 165 - I love the language, that soft bastard Latin, Which melts like kisses from a female mouth, And sounds as if it should be writ on satin, With syllables which breathe of the sweet South, And gentle liquids gliding all so pat in, That not a single accent seems uncouth, Like our harsh northern whistling, grunting guttural, , Which we're obliged to hiss, and spit. and sputter alL...
Page 44 - PRONUNCIATION. 1. The pronunciation is as much in accord with the analogy of the English language as possible. 2. Derivatives retain as far as possible the accent and pronunciation of the root word. 3. Distinctly chemical compound words retain the accent and pronunciation of each portion. 4. Similarly sounding endings for dissimilar compounds are avoided (hence -id, -ite). ACCENT. In polysyllabic chemical words the accent...
Page 21 - The shortest description of modern spelling is to say, that, speaking generally, it represents a Victorian pronunciation of popular words by means of symbols imperfectly adapted to an Elizabethan pronunciation ; the symbols themselves being mainly due to the Anglo-French scribes, of the Plantagenet period, whose system was meant to be fonetic. It also aims at suggesting to the eye the original forms of learned words. It is thus governed by two conflicting principles, neither of which, even in its...
Page 44 - In polysyllabic chemical words the accent is generally on the antepenult; in words where the vowel of the penult is followed by two consonants, and in all words ending in -ic, the accent is on the penult. PREFIXES. All prefixes in strictly chemical words are regarded as parts of compound words, and retain their own pronunciation unchanged (as a'ceto-, a'mldo-, a'zo-, hy'dro-, I'so-, nl'tro-, nitrO'so-).
Page 150 - There was an Old Man of Thermopylae, who never did anything properly ; But they said, " If you choose to boil Eggs in your Shoes, You shall never remain in Thermopylae.
Page 18 - But I say unto you, that every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. For by thy words thou shall be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.
Page 72 - A distinction between contagion and infection is sometimes adopted, the former being limited to the transmission of disease by actual contact of the diseased part with a healthy absorbent or abraded surface, and the latter to transmission through the atmosphere by floating germs or miasmata.
Page 122 - Mr. A. presents his compliments to Mr. B. I have got a hat which is not his; if he have got a hat which is not yours no doubt they are the missing one.
Page 43 - The American Association for the Advancement of Science, at its meeting in 1887, appointed a committee to consider the question of attaining uniformity in the spelling and pronunciation of chemical terms. The work required extensive correspondence and detailed discussion...

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