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Muscle and Skeletal Systems and Disorders, Encyclopedia of the (Facts on File Library of Health & Living)by Mary Harwell Sayler
Synopses & Reviews
This series is a collection of clear, comprehensive, and up-to-date resources for understanding and coping with the complexities of modern health and social concerns. Each volume contains an extensive A-to-Z reference section, detailed appendixes, substantial bibliographies, and comprehensive directories of additional resources.
Book News Annotation:
This reference is for general readers looking for brief, basic information on terms heard at a doctor's office or in general conversation. Entries are written in crisp, personable, jargon-free language by freelance medical writer Mary Harwell Sayer, with review by Dr. Lori B. Siegel (The Finch U. of Health Sciences/ The Chicago Medical School), who also supplies an introductory essay on staying healthy. The entries are alphabetically arranged and are cross-referenced and indexed. They range in length from a paragraph or two (e.g. mouth, osteo-, positron emission tomography, range of motion, traction) to, more typically, a page or two (e.g. hypertrophy, knee surgery, rehabilitation, shoulder, sinuses, sleep). Appendices include a table of bone systems and disorders, and of muscle systems and disorders, an essay on using the internet for health information, and listings of relevant organizations, websites, and reference materials.
Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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