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Indexing Specialties: Medicine
Paul G. Haschak
Linus A. Sims Memorial Library
Southeastern Louisiana University
Indexing Specialties: Medicine.
Edited by L. Pilar Wyman.
Medford, NJ: Information Today, 1999. 119 p. ISBN 1-57387-082-X. $35.00.
This rather slender compilation of twelve articles, the second in a series
of Indexing Specialties publications published in association with the
American Society of Indexers, focuses on medical indexing. The
contributors are Cynthia D. Bertelsen, Shelley Greenhouse, Susanne
Humphrey, Frances Lennie, Max McMaster, Gerry L. Messner, Alexandra
Nickerson, Helen Ochej, Loraine Schacher, Irving Conde Tullar, Carolyn
Weaver, and the editor, L. Pilar Wyman. These practical articles gathered
by Ms. Wyman represent the various types of work medical indexers do in
their chosen field. Subspecialties such as nursing and nutrition receive
coverage, as does standard and electronic reference sources. The knowledge
and advice offered provide a starting point for the beginning indexer and
a useful reference work for the more experienced practitioner. Additional
topics covered include book indexing and MeSH, the profession's respected
medical thesaurus. Some of the articles are reprints, some are rewritten
versions of previously published works, while others are new. The quality
of the articles reflects the professional expertise of its authors.
Recommended for its intelligent, practical information.
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