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2 Medical dictionaries, which to choose???

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by RPN_2012 RPN_2012 (Member)

RPN_2012 has 5 years experience and works as a Registered Practical Nurse.

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Hello all,

We have a choice of 2 medical dictionaries in my Nursing program, and I'm not sure which to get. The price diff. is about 5 buck, so that's not an issue... Does anyone know of these, and do you have any personal prefference or recomendation?

I don't know which to pick. Stedman's comes shrink wraped so I can't see inside, and Taber's isn't shrink wraped, it looks good, but I wish I could see Stedman's inside before I decide... if I buy Stedman's, once the shrink wrap is off it' non-returnable... So I'm kinda stuck.:rolleyes:

The choices:

- Stedman's Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions & Nursing Illustrated, 6th Edition.

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- Taber's Cycopedic Medical Dictionary, 21st edition.

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Any help? Please!

Thanks,

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I've got Taber's both book and ebook on my Ipod Touch... the fast find tabs are a nice feature and I know it is regularly updated and has an excellent reputation.

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Mommy&RN has 6+ years experience and works as a RN.

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Taber's.

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I have the Taber's book. I don't have any experience with the other, but I like the Taber's one so far!

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April, RN works as a RN.

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Do you have to buy one at all? I never unwrapped the medical dictionary that I had to buy for school. There are many reputable free online resources that can be used to look up medical terminology.

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pagandeva2000 works as a Licensed Practical Nurse.

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Actually, I prefer Mosby's better than either of them (have all three). Too bad that wasn't added to your choices.

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TDCHIM works as a Full-time student in Healthcare Information Manage.

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I like the Taber's version. It never hurts to have a physical copy around!

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netglow works as a RN.

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I did buy Tabers for a medical terminology/case study class I took years ago. Get this, the lettered tabs were not syncd with the pages, so, part of the "M" was in the "N" etc. It was too late to return it because as somebody else said, I didn't open it till much later, and never really had use for it.

Absolutely waste of your time to get a book version of this type of thing. You will waste time paging around looking up things. Why not just do it electronically?!

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Tabers. At least, that's what I and everyone else has.

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happy2learn works as a Employed at a Level 1 Trauma Center.

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I bought Taber's. It was "recommended by the college" for the A&P class. Still have yet to figure out why since I've never looked at it! lol

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crb613 has 7 years experience.

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Tabers...its what I used in school and what we use at work.

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