Medical translation and interpreting

Vicent Montalt

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One of the oldest types of translation, dating back to Ancient Mesopotamia, is that dealing with medicine. In subsequent civilizations it has played a major role in the construction and dissemination of medical knowledge through Greek, Latin, Arab, English and many other languages.

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Delisle, Jean & Woodsworth, Judith
1993Translators through History. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins. Crossref logo  BoPGoogle Scholar
Fischbach, Henry
(ed) 1998Translation and Medicine. American Translators Association. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John BenjaminsGoogle Scholar
Gutiérrez-Rodilla, Bertha
1998La ciencia empieza en la palabra. Análisis e historia del lenguaje científico. Barcelona: Península.Google Scholar
Montalt, Vicent & González, Maria
2007Medical Translation Step by Step. Learning by Drafting. Manchester, UK/Kinderhook (NY), USA: St. Jerome.  TSBGoogle Scholar