The Encyclopedia of Infectious Diseases (Facts on File Library of Health and Living Series) / Edition 2

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"This revised and updated second edition to the The Encyclopedia of Infectious Diseases includes up-to-date information from the most recent research in the field of infectious disease and discusses important terms, diseases, remedies, and advances related to the topic." All entries are thoroughly cross-referenced and indexed. Four appendixes include lists of drugs used to treat infectious diseases, related organizations, and health publications and an overview of home disinfection. A glossary explains important terms in easy-to-understand language.

"...lists information on infectious diseases from A to Z... covers a wide gamut of diseases such as animal-bourne diseases, STDs, AIDS, mad cow disease, food poisoning, athlete's foot, & the common cold."

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Library Journal
Medical writer Turkington and physician Ashby have produced "a guide and reference to a wide range of infectious diseases and their causes." Their dictionary-type guide lists over 600 entries about the diseases, what causes them, symptoms, treatment, and prevention. Six appendixes identify drugs used in treating infectious diseases, tips for disinfecting the home, web sites, hotlines, journals, and health organizations. An extensive bibliography provides additional sources. For academic and medical libraries, Mandell, Douglas and Bennett's Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases (Churchill, 1995. 4th ed.) is the major textbook on this topic. Designed for lay readers, this typical Facts on File reference is written in a very readable style and includes many cross references. Highly recommended for consumer health/patient education collections.--Mary J. Jarvis, Pampa, TX
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Gr 9 Up-This alphabetically arranged volume presents agents of infectious diseases, the illnesses themselves, associations affiliated with prevention and study of diseases, and explanations of the drugs used to treat the conditions. The explanations are clear and informative and include sufficient cross-references. The six appendixes give additional information on the drugs used for treatment and their side effects, directions for home disinfection, names and addresses of health organizations, hot lines, health publications, and infectious disease-related Web sites. An up-to-date bibliography completes this title, which would be an excellent addition to reference collections.-Carol DeAngelo, Kings Park Library, Burke, VA Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
Contains 600-plus entries discussing infectious diseases and agents, symptoms, prevention, drug treatments and therapies. The entries are written in jargon-free language for the layperson. Entries on major diseases include sections on cause, symptoms, history, diagnosis, treatment, complications, and prevention. Six appendices cover drugs, tips on disinfecting the home, health organizations' addresses and phone numbers, disease hot lines, relevant journals, and disease-related web sites. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816047758
  • Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/28/2003
  • Series: Library of Health and Living
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 397
  • Product dimensions: 7.24 (w) x 9.52 (h) x 1.23 (d)

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