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Synopsis: The first book to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of all four types of medicine--prescription, over-the-counter, herbal, and homeopathic--is now available in a new edition with 2,000 new entries.
From Booklist: Information about drugs is in constant demand. A number of excellent sources on this subject already exist. A Consumer's Dictionary of Medicines is a new addition to the literature.
Winter, author of A Consumer's Dictionary of Household, Yard, and Office Chemicals (Crown, 1992) and similar works on cosmetics and food additives, provides information about prescription, over-the-counter, herbal, and homeopathic drugs in this new book. An introduction explains each of these preparations and discusses the regulatory role of the Food and Drug Administration and the safe use of medication. She also includes some basic medical terminology (e.g., B cell, obsessive-compulsive disorder). The brief entries contain the chemical name of the drug and its brand names, uses, side effects, and interactions with other drugs or foods. Herbs are listed by their common English names rather than their Latin botanical ones, with the latter and alternative common names included in the entry. See references refer the user from brand or alternative names to the generic names used in the dictionary.
The information in this book is accurate but very brief, which limits is usefulness. This is especially true of the general medical terms. Diphtheria is defined as "an acute contagious disease once fatal to many children but no longer a problem due to vaccination," with nothing about the bacterium, symptoms, epidemiology, or treatment. There are no illustrations of medications or herbs to assist with identification. The Complete Drug Reference (Consumer Reports, annual) provides more comprehensive information about prescription and over-the-counter drugs. Michael Castleman's Healing Herbs (Rodale, 1992) and Penelope Ody's Complete Medical Herbal (Dorling Kindersley, 1993) provide more complete, illustrated coverage of herbs. Any of the standard medical dictionaries--Dorland's, Stedman's, Taber's--offer better definitions of medical terms. These works are more appropriate for reference collections. A Consumer's Dictionary of Medicines is better suited to circulating collections or home libraries.
Title: Consumer's Dictionary of Medicines, A New, ...
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
Book Condition: GOOD
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