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Most of the books listed below are available to be shared in the school library. We recommend, however, that all students at least bring a copy of the first two reference books (similar books are OK too, but we feel these are among the best). You may also wish to purchase additional books that interest you, so that you have your own copy.

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General Spanish

Reference

The University of Chicago Spanish-English Dictionary, Fifth Edition

A concise dictionary of words and phrases for today's usage. Contains 1,500 new words. One of the most popular Spanish - English dictionaries.

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501 Spanish Verbs: with CD-ROM, Sixth Edition

The new sixth edition presents the most important and most commonly used Spanish verbs arranged alphabetically with English translations in chart form, one verb per page, and conjugated in all persons and tenses, both active and passive. It's printed in two colors, it features tinted page edges for ease of reference, and it comes with extra help for Spanish language students in the form of a CD-ROM.

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Conversation

Street Spanish 1

If a native Spanish speaker were to tell you that the pez gordo (fat fish) met a merengue (meringue) with lots of pasta (noodles) who is going to become his media naranja (half an orange), you may not know whether to offer your condolences or your congratulations - that is, unless you've read this first book in David Burke's Street Spanish series.

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Street Spanish 2

If a native Spanish-speaker were to say to you, "You're taking my hair!" (¡Me estás tomando el pelo!), you may not know how to respond... unless, of course, you've read David Burke's newest book on Spanish idioms, Street Spanish 2.

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Street Spanish 3

You've mastered Spanish slang, conquered popular idioms, yet still feel like an outsider. The reason is simple. You haven't read Street Spanish 3.

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Street Spanish Slang Dictionary & Thesaurus

The Street Spanish Slang Dictionary & Thesaurus offers English equivalents and usage tips for over one thousand Spanish terms, including slang words, idioms proverbs, colloquialisms, and vulgarities.

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Speaking Spanish in the USA: Variations in Vocabulary Usage

Native speakers of Spanish as well as intermediate and advanced students of Spanish as a second language increasingly use words and expressions that bear the influence of American English. This highly original book documents the use of such terms in oral and written communication, both in formal and informal contexts.

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Medical Spanish

Dictionaries

Delmar's English/Spanish Pocket Dictionary for Health Professionals

This unique bilingual dictionary contains Spanish terminology specific to Mexico, Puerto Rico, Cuba, and other countries. This book, with extensive drug terminology, will meet the needs of physicians, dentists, social workers, nurses, hospitals, clinics, opticians, ambulance attendants, teachers as well as medical technicians.

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Spanish-English English-Spanish Medical Dictionary

The Forth Edition has been designed to give easier and faster access to over 23,000 comprehensive medical terms, technology-related medical terms, and medical abbreviations, plus definitions, translations, tips on pronunciation, signs and symptoms of common disorders, practical phrases used in daily communication with patients, and much more.

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Medical Spanish Dictionary Pocket

Pocket-sized reference offers accurate translations for nearly every health-related term likely to occur in a conversation between a healthcare professional and a Spanish-speaking patient. Contains medical terminology specific to Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Cuba.

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Salud: Medical Spanish Dictionary and Phrase Book

A comprehensive guide to improving communication with Spanish speaking patients, their families, and English speaking medical personnel. The medical dictionary and alphabetical phrase sections will make it easy to find and cross-reference the correct Spanish-English words and phrases. There are also focused care dialogues ranging from AIDS, anesthesia, and breast exam, to unconscious patient, urinary retention, and visiting hours.

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General

Manual for Relatively Painless Medical Spanish

Presented in a systematic and highly entertaining fashion, twelve lessons cover some of the most commonly encountered situations. These include the family clinic, the emergency room, appendicitis, the social chat, pregnancy, family planning, pelvic inflammatory disease and urinary tract infection, depression, children with asthma, patients with angina, explaining a venipuncture and a spinal tap, and patients with shortness of breath.

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Essential Spanish for Healthcare

Essential Spanish for Healthcare includes many common situations, such as reception and sign-in, general examinations, taking medical history, discussing symptoms, delivering the prognosis, and dealing with family and friends.

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Medical Spanish

With no prior knowledge of Spanish, and this book at your fingertips, you can confidently conduct patient medical history interviews, perform physical examinations, and give medical instructions to Spanish-speaking patients.

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Pocket Medical Spanish

The first and most popular of the Pocket Medical Series, Pocket Medical Spanish has helped tens of thousands of doctors, nurses, and other healthcare providers to communicate with, diagnose, and treat Spanish-speaking patients. Over 400 critical phrases divided into 12 sections.

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Specialties

Spanish for Pediatric Medicine: A Practical Communication Guide

This pocket-sized manual enhances communication with Spanish speaking children and parents. Quick-reference provides assistance in the identification of medical problems in well-child, sick visits, and emergency department settings.

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Practical Spanish in Eyecare

This pocket-sized handbook for eyecare professionals, offering words and phrases used during each stage of an eye examination. Follows the logical order of conducting an examination, from a polite greeting to explanations of problems like dry eye and cataracts.

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Community Healthcare (English)

Where There is No Doctor

Hesperian's classic manual, Where There Is No Doctor, is perhaps the most widely-used health care manual for health workers, clinicians, and others involved in primary health care delivery and health promotion programs around the world.

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Where There is No Dentist

Community health workers, educators and individuals from around the world use Where There Is No Dentist to help people care for their teeth and gums. This book's broad focus makes it an invaluable resource.

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Disabled Village Children

Disabled Village Children contains a wealth of clear and detailed information, as well as easy-to-implement strategies for all who are concerned about the well being of children with disabilities.

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Where Women Have No Doctor

Where Women Have No Doctor combines self-help medical information with an understanding of the ways poverty, discrimination and cultural beliefs limit women's health and access to care. Developed with community-based groups and medical experts from more than 30 countries.

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A Book for Midwives

A Book for Midwives has proved a vital resource for practicing midwives and midwifery training programs around the world.

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Community Healthcare (Spanish)

Donde No Hay Doctor

Hesperian's classic manual, Where There Is No Doctor, is perhaps the most widely-used health care manual for health workers, clinicians, and others involved in primary health care delivery and health promotion programs around the world. Spanish edition.

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Donde No Hay Dentista

Community health workers, educators and individuals from around the world use Where There Is No Dentist to help people care for their teeth and gums. This book's broad focus makes it an invaluable resource. Spanish edition.

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El Niño Campesino Deshabilitado

Disabled Village Children contains a wealth of clear and detailed information, as well as easy-to-implement strategies for all who are concerned about the well being of children with disabilities. Spanish edition.

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Donde No Hay Doctor para Mujeres

Where Women Have No Doctor combines self-help medical information with an understanding of the ways poverty, discrimination and cultural beliefs limit women's health and access to care. Developed with community-based groups and medical experts from more than 30 countries. Spanish edition.

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Un Libro Para Parteras

A Book for Midwives has proved a vital resource for practicing midwives and midwifery training programs around the world. Spanish edition.

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