Facts on File - Encyclopedia of Health And Medicine (Volume-1-4)
As medical and scientific breakthroughs lead physicians to a deeper understanding of human health, personal knowledge of the different body systems, their functions, and the myriad issues confronting them is becoming increasingly important. The Facts On File Encyclopedia of Health and Medicine is a comprehensive, four-volume reference that is perfect for a wide audience—from students to health professionals to lay readers—looking for reliable, accurate, and accessible health information. Under the direction of a medical advisory review panel, this authoritative work features contributions from a diverse group of medical professionals—including psychologists, dermatologists, pulmonary and critical care specialists, gynecologists, cardiologists, ophthalmologists, gastroenterologists, and many others. The wide range of topics spans from infancy to old age, and the coverage is sensitive to differences between genders and ethnic groups. Body systems are covered in individual sections in Volume 1 through Volume 3, with general health information in Volume 4. Each section is organized A to Z and provides an overview, discussing history, current research, and breakthroughs.
All four volumes are extensively cross-referenced (both within the volume and with the other volumes). Each volume includes an index, and the index in Volume 4 includes entries for all four volumes. Volume 4 also includes several appendixes and lists of helpful resources.
Volume 1: Ear, Nose, Mouth, and Throat; Eyes; Nervous System; Musculoskeletal System; Integumentary System: Skin, Hair, and Nails; and Pain Management
Volume 2: Cardiovascular System; Blood; Pulmonary System; Immune System and Allergies; Infectious Diseases; and Cancer
Volume 3: Gastrointestinal System; Endocrine System; Urinary System; Reproductive Systems (female and male); and Psychiatric Disorders and Psychologic Conditions
Volume 4: Preventive Medicine; Alternative and Complementary Approaches; Genetics and Molecular Medicine; Drugs; Nutrition and Diet; Fitness: Exercise and Health; Human Relations; Surgery; Lifestyle Variables: Smoking and Obesity; Substance Abuse; and Emergency and First Aid