The Merck Manual of Medical Information

The Merck Manual of Medical Information

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The Merck Manual of Medical Information by Mark H. Beers

For more than 100 years doctors have been coming to us for advice. Now you can, too.
The Merck Manual has traditionally provided exclusive, up-to-the-minute information to doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals. Now, with this special Home Edition, the general public can access virtually the same critical data contained in the physician's version — but in everyday language and a reader-friendly format.
With contributions from nearly 200 internationally respected medical experts, this fully revised edition offers vital, easy-to-understand information about almost every known medical issue, including:

• AIDS • cancer • eating, digestive, and nutrition disorders • heart disease • mental illness • pediatric care — including a new chapter on early-childhood development • sexual dysfunction • terminal illness • viruses and infections

...and much more. Featuring original illustrations and diagrams, an A-Z listing of brand-name and generic drugs, and an appendix of medical resources, The Merck Manual — Home Edition is published as a not-for-profit service by Merck, a world leader in breakthrough medical discoveries with a long commitment to making the world a healthier place.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780743477338
Publisher: Gallery Books
Publication date: 05/04/2004
Edition description: Revised, Home Edition
Pages: 1952
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.80(d)

About the Author

Mark H. Beers, M.D., Editor-in-Chief of The Merck Manuals, is Executive Director of Geriatrics and Medical Literature at Merck & Co., Inc., and Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, MCP — Drexel University. Dr. Beers assembled a group of nearly 200 eminent experts as Editorial Board members, consultants, and authors for this book.

This outstanding group has dedicated years to the development of The Merck Manual Of Medical Information — Second Home Edition, ensuring that the information contained within it is complete and easy to use and understand, while meeting the same standards of excellence that healthcare professionals have trusted in The Merck Manual for more than a century.

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-callmeanyytime More than 1 year ago
As a retired nurse I found this book an easy way to update my own medical knowledge. The format was comprehensive & well laid out making research fast & easy. The simple language was helpful in dealing with many questions from family & friends. In fact I have given a copy to all my grown children so that they do not have to go online, print etc. However, this Manual should not replace professional advice & treatment but an be used to know when to call your doctor or to prepare for an informed conversation on your next medical appointment.