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Title:
American Medical Association complete medical encyclopedia
Author:
Leikin, Jerrold B.
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Random House Reference, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
1408 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780812991000
Format :
Book

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From the Most Trusted Name in Medicine: The American Medical Association ·The only new major medical encyclopedia of the century, completely written by the American Medical Association, America's top medical authority. ·Organized in easy-to-use A-Z format, it covers thousands of medical terms from the common cold to the Lyme Disease. Hundreds of different surgical procedures and tests are explained, as well as the benefits and potential side effects of drugs and treatments. ·Also includes timely information on issues such as bioterrorism, genetic research, robotic surgery, brain imaging, and bionic people. ·Includes cutting-edge topics in alternative medicine, nutrition, mental health, and cosmetic surgery. ·Written and reviewed by top medical doctors and specialists, theComplete Medical Encyclopediasets a new standard for consumer medical reference. ·Medical editors for this AMA-authored book were Jerrold B. Leikin, MD, and Martin S. Lipsky, MD, both on the faculty of Northwestern University medical school.


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Library Journal Review

This well-written medical compendium contains over 5000 alphabetically arranged entries (with 2000 on illnesses) and 1750 illustrations (mostly line drawings, as well as photographs). The volume opens with 29 "Symptom Chart Topics," ranging from abdominal pain through weight loss. These decision trees tell the reader succinctly when to get emergency care and when to consult a doctor six months hence. Definitions include parts of the body (e.g., the spinal cord, with a line drawing of the "Communication Highway," as the book calls it), procedures (e.g., in vitro fertilization, with four detailed line drawings of the steps involved), disorders (e.g., ectropion, with a line drawing of a sagging lower eyelid), and specialties (e.g., oncologist). Selected complementary and alternative treatments are also listed (e.g., aromatherapy). It is notable, though, that there are no entries for current procedures such as proton beam therapy or sentinel lymph node biopsy. Entries range in length from two or three lines to close to five columns; they are adequately cross-referenced and include numerous See references. Appendixes include first-aid information and sample legal forms. While the Merck Manual of Medical Information: ome Edition goes more in-depth on a smaller number of topics (300), grouped together in sections and then subdivided into chapters, this American Medical Association (AMA) resource is a more encompassing dictionary-encyclopedia. Owing to its relatively modest price, reliability of source, and coverage of popular areas in medicine, it is recommended not only for public libraries and consumer health collections but also for high school libraries lacking current texts on this topic. However, libraries that already own the excellent, full-color Cornell Illustrated Emergency Medicine and First Aid Guide may wish to skip this. (Index and self-help organization list not seen.)-Martha E. Stone, Massachusetts General Hosp. Lib., Boston (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.