The Merck Manual of Medical Information: Second Home Edition (Merck Manual of Medical Information, Home Ed.)
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Bob B said The Home Edition is more easily understood by non-medical folks than the straight up "Merck. I retired from this organization a while back. Being a Pharmacist, I always admired "Merck" and even more so after I worked for them. The Home Edition is more easily understood by non-medical folks than the straight up "Merck Manual" (my opinion). Same info pretty much but in lay folks terms. Lots of great info on a plethora of topics. A must have for folks that do survival type activities.. ChristineMM said 1500 pages of information, not watered down!. This reference book is easy to use and understand. When I first leaned of this home edition version of the Merck manual I was hesitant. Over the years many books have been published that are medical in nature, some published by doctors, but the content is watered down or so vague that a layperson doesn't derive much information from it. Some books are actually condescending in attitude, some patronizing. So many books briefly skim symptoms and then caution to call a physician for more information.Recent. "Very thorough for the layman" according to Terry L. Pollock. It's a replacement for one I bought years ago. This one is wonderful and of course, very up to date. I love it.
Beers, M.D., Editor-in-Chief of The Merck Manuals, is Executive Director of Geriatrics and Medical Literature at Merck & Co., Inc., and Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, MCP -- Drexel University. Beers assembled a group of nearly 200 eminent experts as Editorial Board members, consultants, and authors for this book.This outstanding group has dedicated years to the development of The Merck Manual Of Medical Information -- Secon
Now, with the special Home Edition, the general public can access virtually the same critical data contained in the physician's version—but in everyday language and a reader-friendly format.With contributions from nearly 200 internationally respected medical experts, this fully revised edition offers vital, easy-to-understand information about almost every known medical issue, including: • AIDS • cancer • eating, digestive, and nutrition disorders • heart disease • mental illness • pediatric care -- including a new chapter on early-childhood development • sexual dysfun
. Clinical Professor of Surgery, Yale School of Medicine; author of "How We Die, Doctors, and The Wisdom of the Body"Merck has accomplished what I had thought was impossible -- to produce a clear, readable explanation of the normal and diseased functions of the human body.This is a remarkable contribution.Doctors should encourage their patients to own it.Jane E. Brody "The New York Times" The most useful medical guide of allconsumer friendlyclever cross-referencingincludes topics missing from many competitors. Sherwin Noland, M.D