The Merck Manual of Medical Information
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|Format:||Hardback, 1536 pages, Home ed Edition|
|Other Information: ||illustrations, glossary, index|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 24 September 1997|
The Merck Manual of Medical Information--Home Edition continues the impressive 100-year heritage established by The Merck Manual. This completely new book provides the information found in the physician's version written in easy-to-understand, everyday language for today's health-conscious individuals. Each section contains overviews on anatomy and physiology, in-depth information on symptoms, diagnoses, and treatment options, and detailed illustrations. With contributions by more than 200 leading medical experts, The Merck Manual--Home Edition features informative discussions on virtually all topics in medicine, including cancer, heart disease, digestive disorders, bone and joint disease, women's health, and children's health, as well as detailed discussions of prescription and over-the-counter drugs. Whether you seek better understanding of a diagnosis or a quick reference to a medical term, The Merck Manual--Home Edition is the only book you need. This "must-have" home medical reference is an invaluable source of information for parents with young children, adults with elderly family members, or anyone who wants to communicate better with a healthcare professional.
Table of Contents
Fundamentals. Drugs. Heart and Blood Vessel Disorders. Lung and Airway Disorders. Bone, Joint, And Muscle Disorders. Brain and Nerve Disorders. Mental Health Disorders. Mouth and Dental Disorders. Digestive Disorders. Liver and Gallbladder Disorders. Kidney and Urinary Tract Disorders. Disorders of Nutrition and Metabolism. Hormonal Disorders. Blood Disorders. Cancer. Immune Disorders. Infections. Skin Disorders. Ear, Nose, And Throat Disorders. Eye Disorders. Men's Health Issues. Women's Health Issues. Children's Health Issues. Accidents and Injuries. Appendixes. Index.
The publication of the Merck Manual of Medical Information: Home Edition continues the welcome trend of offering reliable health information, written by physicians, to the general consumer. This CD-ROM version includes all the text and drawings of the print edition but also includes video clips (e.g., of laparoscopic procedures), color photographs, and over 1800 audio pronunciations. The CD-ROM is viewed using either Netscape Navigator or Microsoft Internet Explorer, so a sound card and a QuickTime plug-in are required to access all of the options. The disc is divided into 24 broad sections, including Digestive Disorders, Mental Health Disorders, Cancer, Infections, and Accidents and Injuries. The Merck also has sections on Basic Anatomy, Drugs, and Women's, Men's, and Children's Health Issues. Five appendixes cover topics such as legal issues (e.g., living wills), weights and measurement conversions, and common medical tests. Resource lists link the user to web pages of relevant health and support organizations and foundations. A table of contents, index, and free-text searching are available in one of the simplest and most elegant interfaces this reviewer has seen. The Bottom Line: An invaluable reference work that enhances the print edition, Merck Manual of Medical Information: Home Edition is highly recommended for all public, academic, and medical libraries and home collections.ÄJohn Carper, Cabot Science Lib., Harvard Univ. Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
|Publisher: ||Merck & Co Inc|
|Dimensions: ||2.0 x 1.0 x 5.0 centimeters (1.58 kg)|