The Cornell Illustrated Encycolpedia of Health

The Cornell Illustrated Encycolpedia of Health

Book - 2002
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Baker & Taylor
A guide for home and professional use provides definitions and diagnoses for every medical condition, accompanied by treatment and preventative tips and a special emergency and first aid section.

Perseus Publishing
This comprehensive volume contains more than 1,200 illustrated pages of definitions and diagnoses on virtually every medical condition known to man, plus treatment and preventative tips for many ailments.

Book News
In this home health reference, which is designed as a first stop for a general audience, alphabetically arranged entries cover a wide variety of health-related subjects including medical terms and procedures, basic anatomy and physiology, and diseases and pathologies. The coverage is brief but thoughtfully prepared so that after a visit to the doctor, for example, a patient can decipher some of the terms that were tossed around but never fully explained. Most entries are a paragraph or several paragrahs ( acoustic nerve, aspirin, astigmatism ; the longest are about two pages ( breast cancer, circulatory system ). Page layout is clear and friendly, with important points highlighted in various ways, and approximately 1,200 color illustrations supporting the text. Entries are cross-referenced, and many include print references and contact information for relevant organizations. The appendix is devoted to emergency medicine and first aid. General editor Gotto is dean of the Weill Medical College of Cornell University, and he provides a brief introduction. The title page identifies this work as the inaugural volume of the Weill Cornell Health Series, but there is no further information about the series. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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& Taylor

Filled with the latest research, an authoritative guide for home and professional use provides an abundance of definitions and diagnoses for every medical condition that exists in this world today, including AIDS, cancer, and diabetes, accompanied by treatment and preventative tips and a special emergency and first aid section.

Publisher: Washington, DC : LifeLine Press, 2002
ISBN: 9780895261861
0895261863
Characteristics: 1312 p. : col. ill. ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Gotto, Antonio M. Jr

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