The paper pays attention to the presently omitted period of Polish medical terminology.
Examination of a sample of 2 medical vocabulary dictionaries issued in those days
(dated 1881 and 1905) indicated a few properties: 1) it poses a system, 2) it is characterized
by a variety of single-and-multi word phrases, 3) it did not cope with the synonymy
and the polysemy, 4) it is diverse in terms of chronology, genetics and stylistics.