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“Weak Shrube or Underwood”: The unlikely medical glossator John Woodall and his glossary
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Languages. University of Helsinki, Finland.
2018 (English)In: Historical Dictionaries in their Paratextual Context / [ed] McConchie Roderick, Jukka Tyrkkö, Berlin & Boston: Mouton de Gruyter, 2018, p. 261-284Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The barber-surgeon John Woodall, best remembered as the first surgeon general of the East India Company, lived a rich and varied life that saw him adventuring abroad several times, building a successful medical practice in London and investing overseas. His guide book for young sea surgeons, A surgions mate (1617), was the first book of its kind and it and its subsequent editions remained in use for more than half a century. The book included an influential three-part medical glossary, which borrowed from earlier lexicons but also introduced new headwords and definitions that were picked up by later medical lexicographers. This article recounts the history of Woodall’s life and books, and illustrates how the paratextual features of his publications reflected his growing professional stature.

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Berlin & Boston: Mouton de Gruyter, 2018. p. 261-284
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Lexicographica Series Maior, ISSN 0175-9264 ; 153
Keywords [en]
Lexicography, paratext, dictionaries, Woodall, barber-surgeon, military, naval, glossary, title page
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General Language Studies and Linguistics
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Humanities, English
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-77964DOI: 10.1515/9783110574975-011Libris ID: js4rc97gglsms32dISBN: 978-3-11-057286-5 (print)ISBN: 978-3-11-057497-5 (electronic)ISBN: 978-3-11-057296-4 (electronic)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-77964DiVA, id: diva2:1250427
Available from: 2018-09-24 Created: 2018-09-24 Last updated: 2019-02-18Bibliographically approved

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