The PDR Family Guide Encyclopedia of Medical Care

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In a world of managed care and rushed appointments, patients often need help obtaining peace of mind regarding their health concerns. Now, from the most trusted name in medical publishing--the source physicians and pharmacists turn to--THE PDR? FAMILY GUIDE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF MEDICAL CARE gives you guidance and information at your fingertips. With a comprehensive, alphabetical listing of common and unusual ailments that afflict both children and adults--plus a unique index that matches your signs and symptoms to ...
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Overview

In a world of managed care and rushed appointments, patients often need help obtaining peace of mind regarding their health concerns. Now, from the most trusted name in medical publishing--the source physicians and pharmacists turn to--THE PDR® FAMILY GUIDE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF MEDICAL CARE gives you guidance and information at your fingertips. With a comprehensive, alphabetical listing of common and unusual ailments that afflict both children and adults--plus a unique index that matches your signs and symptoms to possible conditions--this is a reassuring home health reference you'll turn to again and again. Inside you'll find:

- Detailed instructions for homecare
- Possible causes of ailments
- When to call your doctor for further care
- Key questions to ask about your condition
- Important criteria for determining when to seek emergency care
- Equipment and procedures you'll encounter in a hospital
- A glossary of vital medical terms
- And much more!

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"THE NEXT BEST THING TO HAVING A FAMILY PHYSICIAN AT HOME. COVERS EVERY IMPORTANT MEDICAL CONCERN IN A PRACTICAL, INFORMATIVE, AND EASY-TO-READ STYLE."
--Steven Brunton, M.D.
   Clinical Professor
   Department of Family Medicine
   University of California-Irvine

"Should be a great asset to any family with concerns over various health problems."
--EDWARD E. WALLACH, M.D.
   J. Donald Woodruff Professor of Gynecology
   The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

"For everyone confused by medical jargon, this book provides simple, easy to understand explanations of specific illnesses, their symptoms, and their treatment . . . Puts you in control of your health and medical care."
--MACE L. ROTHENBERG, M.D.
   Associate Professor
   The University of Texas Health Science Center at
   San Antonio

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780345420091
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 12/28/1998
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 640
  • Sales rank: 641,831
  • Product dimensions: 4.20 (w) x 6.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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