Synopses & Reviews
The human body is made up of more than one trillion cells. They are the tiny building blocks out of which the body's tissues and organs are formed, and together these parts make up a marvelously synchronized, living community. This book uses spectacular medical drawings, plus images derived from new technologies, as an aid to understanding the anatomy and function of the body, and many of its common disorders. Images work together with crystal-clear language to bring the key concepts to life - such as how the heart keeps beating constantly throughout life, or how instructions for the entire body's growth are held in every single cell. Never before has it been possible to learn so much, so quickly, about the human body, both female and male, in sickness and health, and from birth to old age.
About the Author
Charles Clayman MD is the author of more than 60 publications in scientific journals and texts. He is Medical Editor of around 30 books and series, including the American Medical Association's Home Medical Encyclopedia, Home Medical Library, and Family Medical Guide. For the past 20 years, he has been a contributing editor to the Journal of the American Medial Association. Dr. Clayman has been an internist-gastroenterologist, as well as a teacher, for more than 35 years, and he is currently an Adjunct Professor of Medicine at Northwestern University, Illinois. A special interest in the safety and effectiveness of newly available medical technology led him to help set up the Blue Cross/Blue Shield Association's Technology Evaluation Program. Dr. Clayman is a consultant to the Association and the Michigan Plan.
Table of Contents
Cells, skin, and epithelium -- The skeletal system -- The muscular system -- The nervous system -- The endocrine system -- The cardiovascular system -- The immune system -- The respiratory system -- The digestive system -- The urinary system -- The reproductive system -- The human life cycle.