- Series: American Medical Association (Ama) Complete Medical Encyclopedia
- Hardcover: 1376 pages
- Publisher: Random House Reference; 1 edition (October 14, 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0812991001
- ISBN-13: 978-0812991000
- Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 2.3 x 10.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 6 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 27 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #278,709 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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American Medical Association Complete Medical Encyclopedia (American Medical Association (Ama) Complete Medical Encyclopedia) Hardcover – October 14, 2003
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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, Americas 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, the Complete Medical Encyclopedia sets 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.
About the Author
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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The only thing keeping my review from being 5 stars is that it has fewer photographs than the 1989 publication. In some instances, a drawing does fine, but in others, it is a poor substitute. For example, In the new edition, there is a drawing used to illustrate a goiter, and all you really see is some shading on the neck that gives no sense of the size or proportions of what a real goiter would be like. In the 1989 version, a photo of a person with a goiter clearly and accurately depicts the condition. I would not want the lack of photography to keep someone from acquiring the book, because it is an excellent resource. Whenever the next revision is done, however, the extensive use photograpy needs to be reincorporated.