The Merck Manual Home Health Handbook

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The World's most widely used medical reference. No home should be without it.

This comprehensive medical resource, The Merck Manual - - Third Home Edition, extensively covers health care for newborns, the elderly, and everyone in between. The new Third Home Edition provides the same authoritative information doctors have relied on in The Merck Manual, for more than a century, in easy-to-understand, everyday language. Previous editions have sold...

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Overview

The World's most widely used medical reference. No home should be without it.

This comprehensive medical resource, The Merck Manual - - Third Home Edition, extensively covers health care for newborns, the elderly, and everyone in between. The new Third Home Edition provides the same authoritative information doctors have relied on in The Merck Manual, for more than a century, in easy-to-understand, everyday language. Previous editions have sold more than 3 million copies.

Written by more than 200 internationally respected medical experts, this new edition of the world's bestselling reference presents in-depth information for medical situations, including:

Aging
Gynecological Disorders
Heart disease
Digestive disorders
Cancer
Nutrition problems
AIDS
Hormonal problems
Infections and immunizations
Neurological Disorders
Pediatric Disorders
Men's, women's and children's health issues
Mental health disorders
Accidents and injuries
Care for the dying

And much more...

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In 1997, Merck introduced their first medical manual intended for a general audience, rather than health professionals. In this third edition, they address a readership that "now has access to a depth and breadth of medical information" but who still need an accessible "starting point." An editorial board of 207 medical experts contributes to this comprehensive overview of medical practice today, with a special focus on geriatric medicine (including a chapter devoted to enhancing the quality of end-of-life care for patient, care-giver, friends and family). Three chapters of a 30-chapter look at children's health issues cover the care of newborns. Elsewhere, Porter and company urge patients to become proactive in their health care, suggesting ways to prepare for a first appointment with a new doctor and scattering practical tips throughout on issues like drug use during pregnancy and contraindication. Charts and illustrations aid the book's accessibility, making it Merck's most authoritative and easy-to-read home medical guide yet.
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.\
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780911910308
  • Publisher: Merck
  • Publication date: 10/13/2009
  • Edition description: New
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 2500
  • Sales rank: 179,849
  • Product dimensions: 7.34 (w) x 9.58 (h) x 2.16 (d)

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Written by more than 200 internationally respected medical experts.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2010

    Too expensive

    Gave as a gift, but the recipient wanted the original Merck Manual. This one was not as specific as the regular Merck. Also, too expensive. Returned it.

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