Vox Super-Mini Medical Spanish and English Dictionary

McGraw Hill Professional
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Find the Spanish words and phrases you need when communication is critical

VOX Super-Mini Medical Spanish and English Dictionary gives you easy access to essential Spanish words, perfect for many medical situations. Its content is comprehensive so you can give your Spanish-speaking patients the best care possible, yet compact enough that you can carry it in your pocket without adding much bulk.

VOX Super-Mini Medical Spanish and English Dictionary provides you with:

  • 12,000-plus headwords and 10,000 subentries
  • A phrasebook section that includes more than 150 phrases for interviewing and examining patients

When you need effective communication with your Spanish-speaking patients, trust VOX Super-Mini Medical Spanish and English Dictionary to get your meaning across immediately and successfully.

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About the author

Vox is the leading brand of Spanish dictionaries in North America. Students as well as everyday speakers trust Vox to bring them the most convenient and effective references for their needs.

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Publisher
McGraw Hill Professional
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Published on
Jul 13, 2012
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Pages
448
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ISBN
9780071788649
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Language
English
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Genres
Foreign Language Study / Spanish
Language Arts & Disciplines / Study & Teaching
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This content is DRM protected.
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