- Tapa dura: 2500 páginas
- Editor: Simon & Schuster Ltd; Edición: New (17 de octubre de 2009)
- Colección: Merck Manual
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 0911910301
- ISBN-13: 978-0911910308
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The Merck Manual Home Health Handbook (Inglés) Tapa dura – 17 oct 2009
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For the past twenty years the publishers of THE MERCK MANUAL, one of the most widely used sources of medical information in the world, realised that more and more copies of the guide were being purchased by people who were not healthcare professionals, despite the fact that it had never been advertised and was not written for public use. Recognising the public's increasing need for access to the same medical information doctors have, Merck responded with the HOME EDITION. This contained virtually all the information in the physician's version, but in easy-to-understand, everyday language, with a reader-friendly format. Since its publication three years ago the HOME EDITION has gone on to sell more than 2 million copies worldwide. Now Merck have updated the edition to cater for the changing medical environment. The new edition contains new chapters on subjects ranging from Gene Therapy Heart disease Cancer Nutrition problems Hormonal problems Men's, women's and children's health issues
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Written by more than 200 internationally respected medical experts.
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This 3rd edition Merck manual home health handbook not only agreed with everything I was told by two groups of specialists, but also joined it all together in a unified picture, and even extended my understanding beyond what they told me. For each malady, there were about 4 pages of clear explanation in this book. It helps me to understand why doctors ask certain kinds of unusual questions which initially seem irrelevant.
So I would say that for the curious, or very curious, patient who wants to get more clarity and detail and background on what the doctors say, this book is really ideal. The problem with this, I guess, is that this manual is not useful on its own for self-diagnosis. A much better book for doing a kind of "self-triage" to determine if it's a good idea to go to a doctor is the "Merck Manual Go-To Home Guide for Symptoms". This Home Health Handbook is really only useful after a condition has been diagnosed, or as general reading for chronic conditions, or because the reader is really, really curious about medical conditions.
This book is so readable, I think it would be possible, given sufficient years of reading time, to read it all through, or at least skim over the pages to get an overview of health issues for future reference. But 322 articles in 2100 pages is a bit daunting though.
The printing and binding of this book are extremely good. It's a really "nice to possess" book which looks like it's intended to last a hundred years. The index, by the way, is also very good.
Concerning whether this is really the 2nd or 3rd edition, yes it is the 3rd edition. The copyright page iv is confusing on this point, but when you read the following page v, it's clear that the 1st edition was 1997, 2nd edition was 2003, and this 3rd edition is 2009.
It covers all types of illnesses,explains the symptoms,treatments and prevention.
Great value - highly recommended.