Extensive listing of drugs and medications, with side effects, interactions, etc. Color photos of pills. Appendix, with various articles on home care, administration of drugs, monitoring guidelines, herbal drugs, etc. Extensive index.
This edition of the Merck Manual has been organized to help you find what you need more easily. The index is complete and detailed. Information has been separated even more clearly into separate entities, describing pathology, etiology, symptoms and signs, diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, and prevention. A summary of key points introduces every major discussion.
Revolutionary Medicine is a "must-read" for anyone interested in the birth of America. Upon closing Jeanne E. Abram's wonderful book about the illnesses and health experiences of the nation's founders, you will never be able to look in the same way again at Washington, Adams, Jefferson, and their peers. --Howard Markel, author of An Anatomy of Addiction As America enters a new era of health care, this timely volume recalls what medicine was like in the days of the Founding Fathers. Everything from Washington's dental woes to Jefferson's troublesome headaches finds its way into theis lively and well-researched book. In recounting battles over vaccinations, herbal remedies, the efficacy of blood-letting, and the appropriate role for government intervention in medical issues, Revolutionary Medicine reminds us that debates over health care are nothing new in America. They go back to our founders. --Jonathan D. Sarna, professor of American Jewish History, Brandeis University Contemporary debates over medical research budgets and guaranteeing health care for all Americans echo conversations that began at the dawn of our national history. Abram's fine volume is a tonic for the frequent neglect of health and disease in so many histories of the early republic. -Alan M. Kraut, University Professor, American University
Sponsored by the American Medical Association, this book provides a family guide to good health. Amply illustrated with color images, the book is clear and readable. Smyth-sewn binding, for durability. White cover, with a color image inlay of a family, walking through the woods.