We usually treat dictionaries, including medical dictionaries, as valuable and impeccable source of information. But is it always right? Take a look on article from Svetolik P. Djordjević, where he compares two highly validated medical dictionaries and discuss discrepancies between them.
MEDICAL TRANSLATORS AND MEDICAL DICTIONARIES
Svetolik P. Djordjević
Abstract: Medical translators should be aware of ambiguities and inconsistencies found in standard medical reference works. I will point these out through a comparative analysis of Dorland’s and Stedman’s medical dictionaries, with appropriate examples.