Men's Health / Edition 1

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Overview

This book, the first to be published on men's health in primary care, has been put together by ateam of general practitioners,psychologists,sociologists, and epidemiologists. It brings together all the latest research on specifically male health problems during childhood,adolescence,adulthood and later life, and adds practical guidelines for GPs, other members of the primary helth care team, and patients themselves. clear management and referral protocols areprovided, along with relevant case histories, bulleted lists for ease of reference, and informative illustrations.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Reviewer: James Algiers, MD (Medical College of Wisconsin)
Description: This is a small softcover pocket book on men's health.
Purpose: Its purpose is to review issues unique to men's health and to provide a ready reference.
Audience: The book is intended for general practitioners in the U.K. and primary care providers in the U.S.
Features: As stated in the preface, although more males are born, they die earlier than females. Trauma, lifestyle, and a tendency to ignore preventable entities account for some of the increased mortality and morbidity. In one chapter, though, the contributor states, "on seeing a young male adult with an acute febrile illness and enlarged nodes, the diagnosis of HIV infection is far from the G.P.'s mind." This may be the case in the U.K., but I am sure it is no longer true in the U.S. The easy manner of written prose, friendly but thorough, adds to the attraction of this book. Tables of explanation are not too numerous or distracting. The chapters are short, concise, to the point, and well written. Obviously, the male-specific urological chapters set a unique tone for male health issues, and the space devoted to BPH and cancer of the prostate is appropriate. STDs and issues of impotence, performance, and sterility are thorough but not redundant. This book is pre-Viagra, but is direct in its approach to vascular problems of diabetics or causes of impotence in that select group. Subtle, empathetic overtones of understanding filter through the book, making it attractive to U.S. readers. I especially enjoyed the chapter on "Problems of Not Working," demonstrating the psychological devastation of downsizing and industry cutbacks to middle-aged workers. "Lying in harbor rots good ships and good men," as Lord Nelson noted.
Assessment: This is a clear, concise, thorough, well-written reference for quick review with excellent references for each chapter.
James Algiers
This is a small softcover pocket book on men's health. "Its purpose is to review issues unique to men's health and to provide a ready reference. "The book is intended for general practitioners in the U.K. and primary care providers in the U.S. "As stated in the preface, although more males are born, they die earlier than females. Trauma, lifestyle, and a tendency to ignore preventable entities account for some of the increased mortality and morbidity. In one chapter, though, the contributor states, on seeing a young male adult with an acute febrile illness and enlarged nodes, the diagnosis of HIV infection is far from the G.P.'s mind. This may be the case in the U.K., but I am sure it is no longer true in the U.S. The easy manner of written prose, friendly but thorough, adds to the attraction of this book. Tables of explanation are not too numerous or distracting. The chapters are short, concise, to the point, and well written. Obviously, the male-specific urological chapters set a unique tone for male health issues, and the space devoted to BPH and cancer of the prostate is appropriate. STDs and issues of impotence, performance, and sterility are thorough but not redundant. This book is pre-Viagra, but is direct in its approach to vascular problems of diabetics or causes of impotence in that select group. Subtle, empathetic overtones of understanding filter through the book, making it attractive to U.S. readers. I especially enjoyed the chapter on Problems of Not Working, demonstrating the psychological devastation of downsizing and industry cutbacks to middle-aged workers. Lying in harbor rots good ships and good men, as Lord Nelson noted. "This is a clear, concise,thorough, well-written reference for quick review with excellent references for each chapter.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780192625816
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 3/28/1998
  • Series: Oxford General Practice Series , #41
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 296
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Contents List - Page 1
Preface The epidemiology of men's health The Male life cycle Adolescent males Adult life Later life The life men lead Men and work Problems of unemployment Exercise, sport, and leisure Sexuality and its problems Men and alcohol Clinical problems Reproductive health: family planning and infertility Genitourinary conditions HIV/AIDS infection Urological problems Cardiovascular disease Violence outside the home Getting help

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