Synopses & Reviews
The world's most widely used medical reference
now features expanded clinical focus on each category of disorder, as well as more specific guidance on patient examinations. The thoroughly revised and updated 18th Edition
is packed with essential information on diagnosing and treating medical disorders to help medical professionals deliver the best care to their patients.
This handy, compact guide was written by a team of clinicians for everyday use. Designed for maximum clinical utility, the new Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapymakes it easy to find the right information, right when it is needed. It is a must-have for medical students, residents, practicing physicians, nurses, and allied health professionals.
- All new "approach" chapters
- All-new abstract summaries
- 341 total chapters
- 34 completely new chapters
- 69 new illustrations
- New cross-referencing
- Two-color presentation
- Brand new content on: critical care medicine, metabolic syndrome, acute lung injury, biological warfare and terrorism, SARS, smallpox, and more
"…the quintessential small-format handbook built for in-office use by the medical professional…a first-rate text in every aspect, and one of the best general medical science manuals to see release this year." (The Electric Review, April/May 2006)
The world's most widely used reference book of medicine has recently been updated with 120 additional pages. Covers subjects such as sports medicine, hospice medicine, cardiopulmonary resuscitation in infants and children, genetic evaluation, and counseling.
The most widely used medical reference in the worldmore than 10 million copies sold in 18 languages since it was first published in 1899revised, updated, and redesigned with more changes than any edition in the past twenty years.
Seventeenth edition, celebrating 100 years of providing quality medical information to healthcare professionals world wide. The oldest continuously published general medical text in the English language and the most widely used textbook in the world.
Table of Contents
Guide for Readers.
Abbreviations and Symbols.
1. Nutritional Disorders.
2. Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders.
3. Gastrointestinal Disorders.
4. Hepatic and Biliary Disorders.
5. Musculoskeletal Disorders.
6. Pulmonary Disorders.
7. Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders.
8. Ophthalmologic Disorders.
9. Dental and Oral Disorders.
10. Dermatologic Disorders.
11. Hematology and Oncology.
12. Immunology; Allergic Disorders.
13. Infectious Diseases.
14. Neurologic Disorders.
15. Psychiatric Disorders.
16. Cardiovascular Disorders.
17. Genitourinary Disorders.
18. Gynecology and Obstetrics.
20. Disorders Due to Physical Agents.
21. Special Subjects.
22. Clinical Pharmacology.