Complete Guide to Symptoms, Illness, & Surgery, 6th Edition

Complete Guide to Symptoms, Illness, & Surgery, 6th Edition

by H. Winter Griffith


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The most trusted medical resource, now updated, expanded and revised

For almost three decades, readers have turned to The Complete Guide to Symptoms, Illness & Surgery for the most comprehensive and easy-to-use tool for diagnosing, understanding and seeking treatment for any illness—from the common cold to life-threatening cancer and heart disease. With up-to-date information on new medical therapies, drugs and surgeries, this authoritative, all-in-one handbook will help sort out the confusing and conflicting information found online and many other places.

This edition has been completely revised and updated throughout and features:

•More than 20 new illness and disorders topics, ranging from Chronic Pain Syndrome to Perimenopause to Silent Stroke and Smoking Addiction

•Appendix covering diets and other preventive measures

•An extensive Glossary of medical-related words and terminology with easy-to-understand explanations about medical tests and brief descriptions of certain rare diseases and disorders

From signs and symptoms to information on complications and outcomes, from diagnostic tests to advice on when to call the doctor, The Complete Guide to Symptoms, Illness & Surgery is the most reliable and accessible resource available.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780399161513
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/04/2012
Pages: 1184
Sales rank: 221,466
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.60(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Dr. H.WInter Griffith spent more than thirty years in private practice, university teaching, and hospital administration. He wrote many books inlcuding the annual Complete Guide to Prescription and Nonprescription Drugs, The Complete Guide to Sports Injuries, and The Complete Guide to Pediatric Symptoms, Illness, and Surgery. Dr. Stephen Moore is a family physician in private practice in Tucson, AZ. Dr. Kenneth Yoder is a surgeon in Tucson, AZ.

Table of Contents

Preface v

Take Care of Yourself vi

Guide to Symptoms Charts viii

Guide to Illness & Disorders Charts xi

Guide to Surgeries Charts xviii

Symptoms 1

Illness & Disorders 125

Surgeries 705

Appendix 1069

Glossary 1111

Guide to Emergencies 1143

Index 1147

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