May 28, 2022

A New iPhone App (Free): Reference: Taubman's Plain Language Medical Dictionary

From the iTunes App Store:

This free basic app converts medical language into everyday English. It is based on the award-winning Plain Language Medical Dictionary widget designed by Taubman Health Sciences Library, University of Michigan.

MLibrary News Has More:

The award-winning Plain Medical Language Dictionary, first released by the Taubman Health Sciences Library as a widget, is now available in app form from the iTunes store. Taubman Library received the 2010 Jean Williams Sayre Innovation Award for creating the widget.

The app, which is free, translates common medical terms into plain language, using definitions that were created by the U.S. government. Work on the Plain Language Medical Dictionary  was performed under a subcontract with the University of Illinois at Chicago, and made possible by grant from the National Library of Medicine (NLM).

Kudos and thanks to the Taubman Health Sciences Library for making this App Available

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