Random House Webster's American Sign Language Medical Dictionary

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  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2000-08-29
  • Publisher: Random House Reference
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New to Random House Webster's successful American Sign Language reference line: the important medical terms a patient or doctor needs to communicate in ASL, clearly described and illustrated. Whether in a medical emergency or a routine doctor's visit, it is crucial for medical professionals to communicate effectively with deaf patients. Here at last is an affordable and thorough dictionary of medical terms in American Sign Language, which is needed by the deaf and the medical community alike. Over 1,000 important signs for medical terms, including signs for illnesses, treatments, drugs, and anatomy, are defined in English (to avoid dangerous mix-ups), described with step-by-step instructions for making the sign, and fully illustrated with full-torso drawings in this easy-to-use reference book, the first in a series dedicated to special-interest American Sign Language. The only affordable medical reference in American Sign Language Every entry includes full-torso illustrations and clear descriptions of how to make the sign Includes important medical terms, from anatomy to treatments

Author Biography

<b>Elaine Costello, Ph.D.</b>, recently retired as director and editor-in-chief of Gallaudet University Press in Washington, DC, the publishing arm of the world's only liberal arts college for the deaf. She is a prominent educator and author of reference works for the deaf, including Random House Webster's American Sign Language Dictionary. She lives in Alexandria, Virginia.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Why This Dictionary? vi
Guide: How to Use This Dictionary viii
How to Find a Sign viii
How to Make a Sign ix
American Manual Alphabet Used in Fingerspelling xi
Handshapes xii
Numbers xii
Medical Dictionary: A-Z

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