Black's Medical Dictionary

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Scarecrow, 2004 - Medical - 733 pages
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The fortieth edition of Black's Medical Dictionary provides over 5,000 definitions and descriptions of medical terms and concepts, along with over 100 diagrams and drawings including 16 pages of color illustrations, and is accompanied by appendices on important subjects such as the National Health Service (including selected statistics), Health Economics, Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Common Medical Tests, and an address list of support and professional organizations. All material has been checked and updated with new or substantially revised entries on: -apoptosis, attention deficit disorder, autism, children's physical and mental health, cognitive behavior therapy, environmental health, ethics, general practice, nursing, occupational health, pregnancy and labor, prostheses, research fraud, suicide, and transfusion.

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Gordon Macpherson is a Vice-President of the British Medical Association. His medical experience includes work at St. Thomas's Hospital, as a surgeon on the burns unit of the Royal Air Force, as a general practitioner, and as deputy editor of theBritish Medical Journal.

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