Author(s): Derya OGUZ
In this study, our aim was to emphasize the fact that the translation of medical texts represents a special area in translation, and that the most important aspect of medical text translation is being aware of the purpose and intent behind these translations. Medical text translation is not an area in which any person engaged in translation can work effectively. The translator first needs to have a considerable scientific background and experience. The translator’s task, in this context, is to prepare the text in the target language as accurately, intelligibly and succinctly as possible. For this reason, the preparation of medical translations is a specialized activity of great importance. In addition to having good language skills, the medical text translator must have knowledge of medical terminology, acronyms and eponyms; be familiar with medical jargon; and have a good grasp of Latin and Grek language structures.