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The Long-Awaited Revision of the Bestselling Family Health Guide

"This completely updated fourth edition of our bestselling health reference is comprehensive, easy to understand, and even more user-friendly than the previous editions. We're excited to provide our patients with an invaluable resource to help them become more involved in their own health care. We think this i
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Hardcover, 1200 pages
Published August 1st 2004 by Wiley (first published August 1982)
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Colin
Mar 24, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: scholarly-works
This book has averted some crises and saved some lives, let me assure you.
Steven Myers
Dec 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: health
This guide explains a bit how the bodily systems are supposed to work, then expounds on various illnesses and conditions that can occur when something goes wrong. It is handy for home use to orient the reader about many common maladies, through both descriptions and images. A diagnostic section offers some flow charts that help the reader to find out what issues might be indicated from particular symptoms. The content assumes no prior medical knowledge, yet serves as a good starting point for ge ...more
Daniel Jodzio
May 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Has a helpful guide on how to treat certain conditions and a thorough detailing of everything from A to Z. Also, has a section full of enough actual documented pictures to make you want to lock yourself in a box and hide. Very helpful information.
Richard Fox
Jan 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Use as an ongoing reference. We had the earlier addition and found it very, very helpful. This is much more current and immensely useful.
Kyrie
May 06, 2011 rated it it was ok
The family calls it the "You're Gonna Die" book because darn near everything urges you to "seek medical attention now". I suspect it was not written by doctors, but by doctors' lawyers. Save time. Look up the symptoms on the internet. ...more
Phyllis
May 11, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mount Laurel Library
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Excellent general purpose home medical reference. Well illustrated. Specific details. Mostly common complaints.

Probably not as valuable now that internet research is available.
Al Capwned
It's mostly a guide for a healthy lifestyle but there is also description of many medical issues and ways of treatment. No book can replace a doctor, though. ...more
Brenda
Aug 07, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Interesting information.
Michelle
As with many of the health and medical books I own, I have reads parts of them according to information I needed at that time. I am marking them as "Read" and they are all 5 stars! ...more
Hoss
Mar 20, 2007 rated it really liked it
Shelves: elementary
If you ever need to know what the symptoms for gastroenteritis are...come to me.

I also know how to deliver a baby...get a bug out of your ear...how to treat frost bite.
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