Publication details [#10237]

Fischbach, Henry. 1992. Translation, the great pollinator of science: as illustrated by a brief flashback of medical translation. Babel 38 (4) : 193–202.


Medical science was the first to benefit from the transfer of knowledge through translation. Because of universal interest in the human body as well as the mostly Greco-Latin terminology, wealth of documentation, fewer lexicographic problems thatn other fields and a venerable history, medicine continues to thrive on information transfer through translation. A brief historical flashback illustrates the great pollinating role of translation in the dissemination and cross-fertilisation of early medical knowledge.
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