American Medical Association Complete Medical Encyclopedia

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Jerrold B. Leikin, Martin S. Lipsky
Random House Reference, 2003 - Health & Fitness - 1408 pages
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From the Most Trusted Name in Medicine: The American Medical Association

·The only new major medical encyclopedia of the century, completely written by the American Medical Association, America’s top medical authority.
·Organized in easy-to-use A-Z format, it covers thousands of medical terms from the common cold to the Lyme Disease. Hundreds of different surgical procedures and tests are explained, as well as the benefits and potential side effects of drugs and treatments.
·Also includes timely information on issues such as bioterrorism, genetic research, robotic surgery, brain imaging, and bionic people.
·Includes cutting-edge topics in alternative medicine, nutrition, mental health, and cosmetic surgery.
·Written and reviewed by top medical doctors and specialists, theComplete Medical Encyclopediasets a new standard for consumer medical reference.
·Medical editors for this AMA-authored book were Jerrold B. Leikin, MD, and Martin S. Lipsky, MD, both on the faculty of Northwestern University medical school.

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This well-written medical compendium contains over 5000 alphabetically arranged entries (with 2000 on illnesses) and 1750 illustrations (mostly line drawings, as well as photographs). The volume ... Read full review


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The AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION is the world's most respected and renowned authority in medicine. Founded in 1847, it is the largest and most prestigious professional association for doctors in the United States. The AMA is also the publisher of the acclaimed medical periodical JAMA, which features groundbreaking medical research studies.

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