The healthy body section is for periodic checks on fitness
self-diagnosis charts are to find possible causes and what to do
and the major part of the book is an explanation of all diseases and disorders. There are also sections on accidents, caring for the sick and a drug index.
In the many new articles, topics discussed include organ transplants, post-viral fatigue operations for short sight and seasonal affective disorder. Others, including those on AIDS, genetic counselling, heart disease and toxic shock syndrome, have been revised.