The Harvard Guide to Women’s Health (Harvard University Press Reference Library)

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9780674367685: The Harvard Guide to Women’s Health (Harvard University Press Reference Library)

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With the publication of The Harvard Guide to Women's Health, women will have access to the combined expertise of physicians from three of the world's most prestigious medical institutions: Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Brigham and Women's Hospital. For complete information on women's health concerns, physical and psychological, this A to Z reference book will be the definitive resource.

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Arranged alphabetically like an encyclopedia of health, it starts with Abdominal Pain and Abortion and works its way through Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Heartburn, and Safe Sex to Vulvitis and Zinc. While it zeroes in on health issues more generic health books often leave out, it's clearly more comprehensive than that. It's a guide family and friends, regardless of gender, will turn to for comprehensive, clear explanations in a field where too little said can be as harmful as misinformation. For women especially, for whom certain topics often get short shrift from squeamish publications, this guide's a godsend of information.

About the Author:

Dr. Karen J. Carlson is a pioneer in the field of primary care for women. More than fifteen years ago she founded Women's Health Associates at Massachusetts General Hospital and is currently Director of this innovative center, which has been widely emulated in other medical centers throughout the country. Dr. Carlson is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Deputy Director of the Center of Excellence in Women's Health at Harvard Medical School. Her research and academic publications focus on hysterectomy, ovarian cancer screening, and communication between doctors and patients. She lectures frequently to thousands of physicians in continuing education courses at Harvard and other major medical schools.

Dr. Stephanie A. Eisenstat is an internist with Women's Health Associates at Massachusetts General Hospital and Assistant Professor of Medicine and Scholar at The Academy, Harvard Medical School. She directs a course for physicians in training, Trauma and Injury Control, and is co-editor with Dr. Carlson of Primary Care of Women, one of the first medical textbooks devoted to the emerging specialty of women's primary care.

Terra Ziporyn, Ph.D. is a historian of science and medicine, a medical journalist, and a former associate editor of the Journal of the American Medical Association. The author of numerous books, including Nameless Diseases, she has written widely about topics in women's health, including heart disease, behavioral health, autoimmune disorders, and alternative medicine.

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