The Abraham Lincoln Companion

The Abraham Lincoln Companion

by Helen Henderson
     
 

Seventy-five percent of Americans experience problems with their feet at some point in their lifetime. As the nation becomes more active, proper foot care is important to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. To keep the foot and lower leg functioning properly, podiatrists, also known as doctors of podiatric medicine (DPMs), diagnose and treat disorders, diseases, and

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Seventy-five percent of Americans experience problems with their feet at some point in their lifetime. As the nation becomes more active, proper foot care is important to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. To keep the foot and lower leg functioning properly, podiatrists, also known as doctors of podiatric medicine (DPMs), diagnose and treat disorders, diseases, and injuries of the foot and ankle. Foot pain may be the first sign of trouble in many illnesses, such as arthritis, diabetes, and circulatory disease. Podiatrists consult with and refer patients to other health care professionals when they detect symptoms of these disorders. Podiatry Sourcebook, Second Edition provides information about the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of conditions, injuries, disorders, and diseases of the foot and lower leg, including corns, calluses, ingrown toenails, bunions, heel spurs, and arch problems; ankle and foot injuries, deformities, and infections; and foot complaints associated with diseases such as diabetes and arthritis. Included are sections on maintaining foot health, selecting proper footwear, foot surgeries, foot safety at play and at work, diabetic foot care, and where to find additional information.

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Library Journal

There are other books on Lincoln miscellanea out there, but none holds the extensive information compiled here by Henderson (ed., Domestic Violence and Child Abuse Sourcebook) with the help of hundreds of contributors. The volume is made up of 5000 entries, all dealing with Lincoln-his childhood, early adult life, debates with Stephen Douglas, and presidency, to name a few topics. Also included are poems, songs, and tributes, as well as important speeches and writings by Lincoln, along with a chronology and contact information for organizations pertaining to Lincolniana. Andrew Ferguson's Land of Lincoln: Adventures in Abe's America is interesting, but it does not have the up-front colloquialisms of this compilation. Competing volumes miss the mark in other ways as well. For example, they do not list the many web sites available for associations, educational institutes, landmarks and historic sites, libraries, and museums, available in Henderson's. On the other hand, this volume lacks a subject index and fails to communicate the humor and storytelling ability that made Abe so famous, not only as president.
—Al Vara

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780780808232
Publisher:
Omnigraphics, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/28/2007
Pages:
484
Product dimensions:
8.06(w) x 9.32(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range:
14 - 18 Years

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