Discusses the nature of muscular dystrophy, the cause, the treatment, the latest research into treatments and cures, and what it's like to have muscular dystrophy.
Mary Romano MarksThis offering in the Venture series focuses on the incurable, sometimes fatal disease known as muscular dystrophy (MD), a hereditary condition composed of nine related disorders. Corrick outlines how MD destroys voluntary muscle fibers, using case studies (and charts) to review the extent of the damage that can occur, and explains symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment. He also concisely reviews the medical history of the disease and looks at current research, experimental therapy, and what it is like to have MD. The black-and-white photographs are sometimes fuzzy or rather dark, but students seeking information for health and science reports will find the book helpful. They'll appreciate Corrick's readable text and his sensitivity. A glossary and a reading list are appended.
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