American Medical Association Complete Guide to Women's Health

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9780679431220: American Medical Association Complete Guide to Women's Health

The most comprehensive, up-to-date guide available for every stage of a woman's life--from America's most respected authority on health. In the tradition of the bestselling Family Medical Guide and Encyclopedia of Medicine, the AMA has designed a thorough, accessible guide that will help readers take charge of their health. 700+ photos & illustrations. Index.

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In contrast to the classic Our Bodies, Ourselves (LJ 2/1/92), which offers a feminist perspective on women's health issues, this current and comprehensive guide presents a more conservative and more clinical view (not surprisingly for a publication linked with the American Medical Association). Compiled by a woman gynecologist and a team of noted physicians, it aims to provide detailed information on a wide variety of topics related to health promotion and illness prevention. Patterned after the American Medical Association Family Medical Guide (LJ 11/15/82, Random 1994. 3d ed.), the book is illustrated with an atlas, flow charts, diagrams, and other aids to self-diagnosis. There are also inserts on "Women's Frequently Asked Questions," "What You Can Do for Your Body Now" (preventive medical advice aimed at four different age groups, from puberty to over age 60), and "One Woman's Story" (first-person accounts). Starting with a general, nontechnical discussion of wellness issues, this reference ends on a more clinical note by providing a review of body systems with essential medical self-diagnosis facts that are well organized and accessible via a thorough index. Although the absence of a bibliography lessens its value as a resource for professionals, the guide gives authoritative advice and reliable medical explanations for female health consumers.
-?Rebecca Cress-Ingebo, Fordham Health Sciences Lib., Wright State Univ., Dayton, Ohio
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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A full-color atlas of the body blends with numerous charts and photos to provide one of the most comprehensive women's health references available to the general public. This is recommended as a basic library reference: it contains the latest medical facts and research and offers a format and outline of women's health which is both technical and very readable. -- Midwest Book Review

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