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Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons Complete Home Medical Guide, The

Tapley, Donald F., M.D.

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ISBN 10: 0517558424 / ISBN 13: 9780517558423
Published by Crown Publishers, Inc., New York, 1985
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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FIRST PRINTING of the First Edition (stated). All contained in one volume, a readable as well as fascinating presentation of all matters medical, discussing the American health care system and how to choose doctors and other health specialists, determining one's health quotient, understanding diagnostic tests, medical emergencies and how to handle them, the body's physiological workings explained, life stages, thorough discussions of all diseases, upsets, and disorders, specialized medicine, drugs and their usage, much more. Large-format hardcover with dust jacket, contains illustrations, charts, tables, diagrams, appendices, directory of resources, medical terms and terminology lists, indexed, 911pp. A very nice copy, new and unused, unread, the jacket neatly encased in an acid-free archival plastic protector. Rare, especially in this condition. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 00012747

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Title: Columbia University College of Physicians ...

Publisher: Crown Publishers, Inc., New York

Publication Date: 1985

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition (stated).

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The most impressive effort yet in educating the public about health and disease, the Complete Home Medical Guide is not only comprehensive but is very interesting reading. A team of more than 50 physician specialists contributed to this self-help guide. It contains an overview of today's medicine and answers many questions about the American health care system. Each of the book's eight parts is devoted to a facet of medicine and health. Each organ system and its function is described in depth, with excellent illustrations. Technological advances of recent decades are summarized and reviewed in terms of ethics, cost, and side effects. Diagnostic procedures are explained in layman's terms and a personal family medical record system is introduced. Compares favorably with the American Medical Association Family Medical Guide ( LJ 11/15/82) and with Kurt Butler and Lynn Rayner's The Best Medicine ( LJ 9/1/85). Well worth the price for home and library reference collections. Shirley Branden, Univ. of Florida Health Ctr. Lib., Gainesville
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