Black's Medical Dictionary

Black's Medical Dictionary

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Black's Medical Dictionary has been the best-selling medical dictionary for over 100 years. It is invaluable as a home reference and for all who need clear explanation of medical terms: nurses, health care professsionals and students, health service management, actuaries, lawyers and journalists. It contains over 5000 definitions and descriptions of medical terms and concepts with over 1000 diagrams, drawings and colour illustrations. It also provides helpful appendices on common medical tests and procedures, travel and health, measurements in medicine, health economics, complementary and alternative medicine, and an address list of support professional organisations. This new edition contains new material on: * HPV vaccine : the vaccine now given to all young girls to protect against cervical cancer * Monoclonal Antibodies: the 'designer' drugs of the future * The new guidelines for fibroid treatment * Endoscopy and laparoscopy - the more and more widely used types of keyhole surgery * Coronary angioplasty: the emergency tretament of heart attacks * The latest on MRSA and stem cell research
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Product details

  • Hardback | 784 pages
  • 148 x 234 x 58mm | 1,139g
  • A & C Black Publishers Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 42nd Revised edition
  • 100 + line drawings including16pp colour
  • 0713689021
  • 9780713689020
  • 120,024

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'Invaluable as a work reference.' Yoga and Health (November 2009) 'Invaluable as a work of reference for anyone who needs a clear explanation of medical terms.' Yoga Magazine (December 2009) '...a practical and invaluable quick reference tool...' Nursing Standard (2010) 'The definitions are concise and easy to understand, and the illustrations are effective' C & RL news
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About Harvey Marcovitch

Dr. Harvey Marcovitch was a consultant paediatrician for 25 years. He edited Europe's premier paediatric scientific journal, Archives of Disease in Childhood, and is now syndication editor for BMJ Publications. He is an honorary senior clinical lecturer at Oxford University and an associate member of the General Medical Council.
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