Guest Editors for this volume:
Giovanni Iamartino University of Milan and Irma Taavitsainen University of Helsinki.

Volume 8 is a special issue on historical medical discourse.

Giovanni Iamartino University of Milan and Irma Taavitsainen University of Helsinki “Introduction”.

Giovanni Iamartino University of Milan and Giulia Rovelli  University of Insubria  “A Physical Dictionary of 1655: When translating medical science is not enough”.

Lucia Berti University of Milan “Italy and the Royal Society: Medical papers in the early Philosophical Transactions”.

Alicia Rodríguez-Álvarez Instituto Universitario de Análisis y Aplicaciones Textuales (IATEXT) Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria “The medical entries in John Kersey’s abridged Dictionarium Anglo-Britannicum (1708) or how to retain highly demanded lexical material in a short dictionary”.

M. Victoria Domínguez-Rodríguez Instituto Universitario de Análisis y Aplicaciones Textuales (IATEXT) Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria “An overview of medical terminology in Nathan Bailey’s An Universal Etymological English Dictionary (1721)”.

Elisabetta Lonati University of Milan “Stabilising scientific lexicon in eighteenth-century British encyclopædias and specialised dictionaries: Focus on medical terminology”.

Magdalena Zabielska  Adam Mickiewicz University “’I resolved to cut. But there was before my eyes the fear of haemorrhage’ – subjective, emotional and author-centred discourse of the late nineteenth-century case reports from the British Medical Journal”.

Anna Franca Plastina University of Calabria “Case reporting: A historical discourse analysis of the functional uses of if-conditionals in medical-officer-of-health reports”.

Kim Grego University of Milan “From ‘dying well’ to ‘inducing a good death’: euthanasia in the British press (1864-1949)”.

Book reviews:

This Language, A River: A History of English
K. AARON SMITH AND SUSAN M. KIM
Peterborough, Ontario: Broadview, 2018, 360 pp.
Reviewed by FELICIA JEAN STEELE, The College of New Jersey, USA

The Influence of Spanish on the English Language since 1801: A Lexical Investigation
JULIA SCHULTZ
Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2018, xi + 314 pp.
Reviewed by JOSÉ A. SÁNCHEZ FAJARDO, University of Alicante, Spain