Older edition of Taber's Medical Dictionary

  1. My program recommended we get the 21st edition of Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary. My friend is willing to give me the 20th edition for free. Does anyone know if there is a major difference between the two editions? Is there tons of new information in the newer edition?
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  3. by   JustBeachyNurse
    I don't think there is much of a difference. 20th edition was published in 2005 and 21st edition was published in 2009. Unless you are given specific assignments/pages to read or refer to, I doubt it will be a big issue. It's likely to be used as a reference tool. I think you'll be fine and save at least $30.
  4. by   KatieJ91
    I may be the only one, but I'm half way through the program and have yet to use the Taber's dictionary my program reccomended. I bought all new books instead of the older editions and now I wish I hadn't. Some books (med-surg) I use a ton, others (fundamentals) I have cracked once. In my program it is mostly taught by powerpoints though. I would save the money and use google