Synopses & Reviews
Trustworthy and accessible, the definitive guide to medicine is back in a completely revised and updated version, providing full coverage of every health issue in easy-to-understand language for everyday use. In this new edition, The Merck Manual of Medical Information extensively addresses every possible health disorder, along with corrections and new advancements made in the medical field since publication of the previous version. For further reference, an extensive appendix covers legal issues, common medical tests, trade names of generic drugs, and resources for more information. In addition, this latest volume responds to timely concerns, offering an updated discussion on anthrax and coverage of smallpox. The most widely used textbook by health care professionals--and ordinary health-conscious individuals--worldwide, The Merck Manual of Medical Information is lauded for both its exhaustive treatment of medical information and its readability. Featuring in-depth coverage of symptoms, diagnoses, and treatments, overviews of anatomy and physiology, detailed illustrations, and valuable discussions of prescriptions and over-the-counter drugs, this manual remains a must-have for everyone from the most accredited doctors to anyone who has ever had a health question.
Trustworthy and accessible, the definitive guide to medicine is back in a completely revised and updated version, providing full coverage of every health issue in easy-to-understand language for everyday use. 64 new illustrations and color plates. New tables & sidebars. "It is an entirely new book from cover to cover."--Mark H. Beers, M.D., Editor-in-Chief.
This home edition provides the information found in the physician's version of "The Merck Manual" in easy-to-understand language for the health-conscious individual. Each section contains an overview on anatomy and physiology and details of symptoms, diagnoses and treatment options.