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Title:
The Gale encyclopedia of medicine
Author:
Longe, Jacqueline L.
Edition:
Second edition.
Publication Information:
Detroit : Gale Group, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
5 volumes (xvii, 3956 pages) : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
v. 1. A-B -- v. 2. C-F -- v. 3. G-M -- v. 4. N-S -- v. 5. T-Z.
Added Corporate Author:
ISBN:
9780787654894

9780787654900

9780787654917

9780787654924

9780787654931

9780787654948
Format :
Book

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Central Library RC41 .G35 2002 V.2 Adult Non-Fiction Popular Materials-Foundation-Non-Circulating
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Summary

Summary

Consult the second edition of this authoritative, comprehensive, in-depth medical guide for information on more than 1,700 medical topics in language accessible to adult laypersons, This second edition includes more than 200 new entries, 300 updated entries, approximately 650 color images and illustrations and a comprehensive subject index.


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Choice Review

This phenomenal resource from Gale Group, updated from the first edition (CH, May'99) is designed to supplement rather than replace medical or health consultations. It offers a one-stop source for medical information concerning nearly 1,700 common medical disorders, conditions, tests, and treatments. By avoiding medical jargon and using language general readers will understand, Gale has provided a highly useful reference source. Besides standard topics (e.g., AIDS, Alzheimer's disease, cancer, high blood pressure), the editors provide a number of essays about the growing field of alternative therapies, ranging from meditation and homeopathy to traditional Chinese medicine. Entries are arranged alphabetically and feature cross-references printed in boldface. Lists of key terms with definitions are generously interspersed throughout the volumes. The contact information for organizations and support groups included with each entry will help health consumers, while the resources section directs users to additional information. The 675 color images include photographs, charts, tables, and line drawings. This set will prove popular with readers and is highly recommended for all consumer health and reference collections. J. M. Coggan formerly, University of Florida


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