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The Family Encyclopedia of Disease: A Complete Guide to Symptoms and Illnesses

ISBN: 9780716734321
Publisher: W.H. Freeman & Company
Edition: 1
Publication Date: 1998-10
Number of pages: 480
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Looking to be vaccinated against indecision and ignorance when unnerving family health questions arise? The Family Encyclopedia of Disease is the ideal prescription. Clearly written and illustrated, this information-rich volume is the quickest, most accurate one-stop resource available on the full range of human ailments, irritations and diseases-what each is, how they are caused, how they are best treated and possibly prevented, and when to call the doctor.

Organized alphabetically, with extensive cross-referencing and indexing, The Family Encyclopedia of Disease includes entries on newly discovered diseases, historically significant ones (such as the plague), and a whole range of injuries and symptoms. Additional entries cover every organ in the body in terms of size, location, function, and the specific conditions that might affect it.

From migraines to Marfan's disease, from xerophthalmia to X-linked diseases, from vaccines to vitamin K, The Family Encyclopedia of Disease answers crucial human health questions succinctly and honestly. 132 illustrations.

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