The American Medical Association Encyclopedia of Medicine: An A-Z Reference Guide to Over 5,000 Medical Terms Including Symptoms, Diseases, Drugs and Treatments by Charles B. Clayman
- Publisher: Random House (April 8, 1989)
- Language: English
- Hardcover: 1136 pages
- ISBN-10: 0394565282
Until now, there hasn't been a single, authoritative work that clarifies and informs the lay reader about advances in the practice of modern medicine. The American Medical Association Encyclopedia of Medicine , in filling that need, proves itself the definitive source of knowledge and reassurance for every American home. In short, it is a medical information powerhouse, written in jargon-free language by a special team of medical writers and presented in an exceptionally usable A-to-Z format -- the most thorough and up-to-the-minute medical reference text yet prepared for the general American public, as well as for libraries and schools. It's unique subject coverage includes: new drugs; special tests; common, rare, and recently-identified diseases, disorders and conditions; state-of-the-art surgical procedures; conflicting or varying opinions; the translation of esoteric terminology -- all complex areas of contemporary medicine that may prove confusing to anyone, even when consulting a physician. The broad scope of The American Medical Association Encyclopedia of Medicine encompasses: *Over 5,000 entries with 2,200 illustrations. *Medical terms defined in clear, easy-to-understand language alphabetically arranged. *Listings of 2,200 common and uncommon disorders, diseases, conditions and cures; over 300 symptoms; 2,500 drugs -- in generic, brand-name and major groupings; 600 tests, procedures and surgical operations. *Illustrated features on the anatomy of the body's organs and systems. *Four-color introductory section, offering an overview of the latest advances in diagnosis, healing and curing. *Anatomically-correct drawings, X rays, specialists' photographs and charts, diagrams and scans. *Extensive cross-referencing within articles to their main entries, "see alsos" for further information, and "signpost" articles to give overviews of certain subjects. *General index to main entries, sub-entries and illustrations. The American Medical Association Encyclopedia of Medicine is, along with the diagnostically oriented AMA Family Medical Guide and the specialized, comprehensive AMA Guide to Prescription and Over-the-Counter Drugs , an authoritative major component of The American Medical Association Home Reference Library, the distinguished series that belongs in every home.
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