Pdr Family Encyclopedia Of Medical Care

Mass Market Paperback | January 31, 1999

byPhysicians' Desk Reference

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In a world of managed care and rushed appointments, patients often need help obtaining peace of mind regarding their health concerns. Now, from the most trusted name in medical publishing--the source physicians and pharmacists turn to--THE PDR® FAMILY GUIDE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF MEDICAL CARE gives you guidance and information at your fingertips. With a comprehensive, alphabetical listing of common and unusual ailments that afflict both children and adults--plus a unique index that matches your signs and symptoms to possible conditions--this is a reassuring home health reference you'll turn to again and again. Inside you'll find:

- Detailed instructions for homecare
- Possible causes of ailments
- When to call your doctor for further care
- Key questions to ask about your condition
- Important criteria for determining when to seek emergency care
- Equipment and procedures you'll encounter in a hospital
- A glossary of vital medical terms
- And much more!

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This handy, pocket-sized encyclopedia from The Physicians’ Desk Reference offers you and your family a guide to identifying over 350 ailments, symptoms and cures at a glance. This thorough reference book contains such helpful information as an A-Z ailments guide and an index that matches symptoms with illnesses. Determining when a prob...

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In a world of managed care and rushed appointments, patients often need help obtaining peace of mind regarding their health concerns. Now, from the most trusted name in medical publishing--the source physicians and pharmacists turn to--THE PDR® FAMILY GUIDE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF MEDICAL CARE gives you guidance and information at your fingert...

Format:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:640 pages, 6.9 × 4.2 × 1 inPublished:January 31, 1999Publisher:Random House Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0345420098

ISBN - 13:9780345420091

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This handy, pocket-sized encyclopedia from The Physicians’ Desk Reference offers you and your family a guide to identifying over 350 ailments, symptoms and cures at a glance. This thorough reference book contains such helpful information as an A-Z ailments guide and an index that matches symptoms with illnesses. Determining when a problem becomes an emergency and definitions of medical terms are also part of this complete guide. The PDR Family Guide Encyclopedia of Medical Care offers authoritative and expansive assistance for any household’s needs.

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"THE NEXT BEST THING TO HAVING A FAMILY PHYSICIAN AT HOME. COVERS EVERY IMPORTANT MEDICAL CONCERN IN A PRACTICAL, INFORMATIVE, AND EASY-TO-READ STYLE."--Steven Brunton, M.D.   Clinical Professor   Department of Family Medicine   University of California-Irvine"Should be a great asset to any family with concerns over various health problems."--EDWARD E. WALLACH, M.D.   J. Donald Woodruff Professor of Gynecology   The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine"For everyone confused by medical jargon, this book provides simple, easy to understand explanations of specific illnesses, their symptoms, and their treatment . . . Puts you in control of your health and medical care."--MACE L. ROTHENBERG, M.D.   Associate Professor   The University of Texas Health Science Center at    San Antonio