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Which of these 3 Japanese medical dictionaries is best?
Thread poster: Eric Larson

Eric Larson  Identity Verified
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Sep 19, 2008

I'd like to buy the most comprehenseive J-E medical dictionary available. It doesn't actually have to be a J-E dictionary per se -- it can also be a strictly Japanese medical dictionary having the English term printed after each Japanese entry. I do not need a J-E E-J dictionary like Stedman's. The three dictionaries I'm considerining are:
南山堂医学大辞典
医学書院医学大辞典
最新医学大辞典

I've used 医学書院医学大辞典, which includes the English after each Japanese word. I was impressed with it, but I don't know how it compares with the others. I don't even know if the other two dictionaries include English words for every Japanese term. A Japanese Amazon reviewer pointed out that 南山堂医学大辞典 includes hiraganawith the kanji, which is a big plus for researching the term on the internet.

Which of these do you think is best, or is there a better one on the market?

Eric


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Soonthon LUPKITARO(Ph.D.)  Identity Verified
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My preference Sep 19, 2008

I like 南山堂医学大辞典. It is easy to check words by using only parts of a spelling/word/phrase.

Regards,
SL


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Eric Larson  Identity Verified
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Does it include English for every Japanese word? Sep 19, 2008

Thank you, Soonthon. Does 南山堂医学大辞典 include the English word for every Japanese word entry?

I actually want to use it as a J-E dictionary even though that's not what it is. I think Japanese dictionaries that include English words are better than J-E dictionaries because the former usually have more information than the latter.

Eric


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