Medical Latin

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Good midwifery tip from Pliny

 
Tuesday, November 30, 2010, 12:18 - Jokes and anecdotes, Latin Translation, Medical Latin Terminology
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Ferunt difficiles partus statim solvi, cum quis tectum, in quo sit gravida, transmiserit lapide vel missili ex iis, qui III animalia singulis ictibus interfecerint, hominem, aprum, ursum.

It is said that labor complications are solved at once when a stone that has been used to kill three living souls at three blows: a human being, a boar and a bear, is thrown over the roof of the house where there is a pregnant woman.

(Natural History, 28.33)

Via: Cabinet of Roman Curiosities


Blogger's vocabulary

 
Thursday, November 29, 2007, 02:25 - Latin Language, Latin Translation, Medical Latin Terminology
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Vomitione urgente - Vomiting being severe.

Sometimes, these are exactly the words one searches for while participating in an online discussion. I would even abbreviate it to VU.
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Medical Latin

 
After looking up a few medical Latin wordlists and having not found in them even the good old rigor mortis, I decided to start my own updated list of medical terminology and phrases in Latin. Nothing spectacular, but it does fill a certain void. My main reference was
'A Handbook of materia medica, pharmacy and therapeutics' by Samuel Otway Lewis Potter (1898).

http://www.inrebus.com/medicallatin.php
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