John H. Dirckx Human Diseases

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Human Diseases

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Human Diseases, Second Edition, in an all-new workbook format, is an easy-to-use desk reference on the diseases most commonly encountered in dictation, including causes, symptoms, diagnostic tests, diagnoses, and treatment regimens. Students, teachers, and anyone preparing for credentialing exams will appreciate the enhanced exercise section, including review questions and suggestions for varied and interesting learning activities.

Chapter outlines, learning objectives, labeled illustrations, boxes on word origins, glossary, and a comprehensive index round out this newly revised workbook-style text. Each chapter includes a feature, "Case Study: You're the Doctor," which challenges readers to make medical and ethical judgments from the physician's perspective.

CMTs can earn up to 24 Continuing Education credits with this workbook.

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About the Author:

John H. Dirckx, M.D., has been director c the student Health center at the University of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio, since 1968. His longstanding interest in classical and modern languages has led to the writing of seven books and numerous articles on the language, literature, and history of medicine.

He is author of The Language of Medicine: It Evolution, Structure, and Dynamics, 2nd ed. (New York: Praeger Publishers, 1983); H & P: A Nonphysician's Guide to the Medical History and Physical Examination (Modesto, Ca.: Health Professions Institute, revised 1991); Laboratory Medicine: Essentials of Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, 2nd ed. (Modesto: Health Professions Institute, 1995); and Roundsmanship: An Introductory Manual (Modesto: Health Professions Institute, 1987).

He is a frequent contributor of educational articles on medical language and medicine to medical transcription periodicals, including Perspectives on the Medical Transcription Profession (published by Health Professions Institute) and Journal of AAMT (American Association for Medical Transcription), and is medical consultant for The SUM Program for Medical Transcription Training developed by Health Professions Institute.

His hobbies include book-collecting and music. He is married, the father of five daughters, and has seven grandchildren.

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Human Diseases is intended to provide students and practitioners of the allied health professions with a grasp of basic information about the cause, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of common diseases. The earlier chapters set forth basic principles, and the later ones discuss, one by one, the bodily systems and important disorders to which they are subject. Rare diseases and arcane, trivial, and controversial issues have been carefully avoided throughout.

The order in which the material is presented (proceeding from the general to the particular and from the known to the unknown) renders Human Diseases ideal for use as a textbook. Preliminary discussions in each of the later chapters review relevant anatomy and physiology and describe symptoms, signs, and diagnostic measures. Particulars are then given about selected common diseases affecting the system in question.

The book can also serve as a quick and convenient reference source. Discussions of specific diseases are self-contained, and can be profitably consulted in isolation from adjacent material. For concise, clear definitions of terms pertaining to disease, a glance at the index will direct the user to the page on which the term is explained, either in context or in one of several specialized glossaries.

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