A complete guide to symptoms, illness, and surgery for older Americans provides information on hundreds of symptoms; the details, causes, and risk factors for illnesses, injuries, and disorders; numerous illustrated surgeries, information on medication, and more. 30,000 first printing.
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The late Dr. H. Winter Griffith spent more than 30 years in private practice, university teaching, and hospital administration and wrote many books, including Complete Guide to Prescription and Nonprescription Drugs; Complete Guide toPediatric Symptoms, Illness & Medications; Complete Guide to Sports Injuries; and Complete Guide to Symptoms, Illness & Surgery for People Over 50.From Library Journal:
The author of numerous medical books (e.g., The Complete Guide to Medical Tests , LJ 1/89, and Complete Guide to Symptoms, Illness & Surgery , LJ 10/1/85), Griffith provides a comprehensive medical reference focusing on various health disorders facing the elderly while giving practical instructions to caregivers. He divides this book into five major information sections: Symptoms, Illnesses & Disorders, Surgeries, Medications, and Appendices. Detailed information in each section is listed alphabetically and presented in chart format with specific consideration given to the needs of the older person. Appendixes provide further information that does not fit into the detailed chart format. A unique feature of this guide is the Surgeries section that explains and illustrates the particular surgery. Additional, useful features for readers include a glossary of terms, resources with addresses/phone numbers of national organizations, pertinent bibliography arranged according to topics, and an index that denotes generic drugs by use of capital letters. A specific drawback for the older reader is the small print in a condensed format (6 x 9), which distinguishes this book from Walter J. Cheney's The Second 50 Years ( LJ 5/1/92), with its large print and 11 x 14 format. While Cheney's book offers a comprehensive look at major issues confronting the elderly, Griffith concentrates on health problems. An economical guide sure to be useful to specialists as well as to general readers.
- Linda Malone, Univ. of Virginia, Health Sciences Ctr., Charlottesville
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Book Description Perigee Trade, 1992. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110399517499