Human Diseases and Conditions, Second Edition - 4-vol. set By Miranda Herbert Ferrara
Number Of Pages: 1992 Publication Date: 2010 ISBN-10 / ASIN: 0684312387 ISBN-13 / EAN: 9780684312385
Created by a team of doctors and health education experts based at the du Pont Hospital for Children, this user-friendly, accessible reference work presents the most accurate and up-to-date information available on diseases and conditions.
Human Diseases and Conditions, Second Edition is the completely reviewed, revised, and expanded version of Charles Scribner’s Sons’ well received Human Diseases and Conditions (2000) and its two supplements (2001, 2003). Offering in-depth coverage of all areas of human health and disease, Human Diseases and Conditions, Second Edition offers current and accurate information on approximately 450 diseases and conditions. The topics covered include tropical diseases (malaria, Chagas’ disease), infectious diseases (STDs, HIV/AIDS), many cancers, worrisome conditions (hives, hair loss), psychological conditions (phobias, obsessive/compulsive disorder), and human conditions (addiction, homelessness), as well as public health issues (environmental diseases, bioterrorism, vaccination) and issues of interest to the young adult audience (growth, puberty, suicide, sports injuries, eating disorders).
Should this book be used to diagnose or treat medical problems? Not at all. This is a reference book. The human body is very complicated. Many medical problems have the same sorts of symptoms, and your doctor is trained to recognize the difference between those that seem alike but really are quite different. If you have medical concerns, do not try to diagnose and treat yourself (or your friends). Ask your doctor or other healthcare practitioner.
New to This Edition: In addition to increasing the number and type of resources, illustrations, and definitions, Human Diseases and Conditions, Second Edition contains three new compilations of information found in individual entries brought together into one convenient place. They are:
Bibliography: The bibliography brings together over 800 book, periodical, and on-line resources mentioned in the Resources section of the entries.
Glossary of Terms: All the terms defined in the margins of Human Diseases and Conditions, Second Edition also appear in the glossary with their definitions.
List of Organizations: The 430 organizations cited in the entries have been compiled into one list. This lists the address and home page URL of the organization and has a short description of the organization if available.