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The medical dictionary was small, with a worn green-black cover. Published in 1898, it featured a wonderfully odd assortment of terms, with definitions averaging about six words. I set out to learn more about who wrote it and how it was used.

The medical dictionary was small, with a worn green-black cover. Published in 1898, it featured a wonderfully odd assortment of terms, with definitions averaging about six words. I set out to learn more about who wrote it and how it was used.

In this podcast, bestselling author Mary Roach discusses "Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War" and her other books.

In this podcast, bestselling author Mary Roach discusses "Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War" and her other books.