The Harvard Medical School Family Health Guide

The Harvard Medical School Family Health Guide

by Antony K. Komaroff (Editor), Thomas Stuttaford (Editor)

Synopsis

THE HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL FAMILY HEALTH GUIDE is a medical home reference book from the medical school of what many would say is the finest university in the whole world. More detailed and wide-ranging in its coverage than any other available family health guide, it draws on the unrivalled expertise of 7000 health professionals working in the most respected hospitals and research centres in the US to deliver the most authoritative, comprehensive, accessible and up-to-date information about the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease at every stage of human life. Guidance is also given on how to make the most of time spent in consultation with a doctor, and on how to decide between different treatment options. The entire text of THE HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL FAMILY HEALTH GUIDE has been adapted for a British readership by a distinguished cast of consultants and specialists from the best teaching hospitals and other medical institutions the length and breadth of Britain, all working under the guidance of The Times doctor, Dr Thomas Stuttaford.

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Format: Hardcover
Pages: 1288
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Published: 17 Jul 2003

ISBN 10: 0304357197
ISBN 13: 9780304357192
Book Overview: Entire text has been fully adapted for a British readership by a a team of UK-based specialists from all areas of health care - from obstetricians to gerontologists, and from cancer specialists to cardiologists. Provides the most up-to-date information available on prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease. Focuses on the needs of the individual patient rather than just on the generalities of symptoms, diagnosis and treatment. Includes an introduction to the workings of NHS and private medicine in the UK. Offers 'joined-up medical information and thinking' for people who want the best possible medical home reference book.

Media Reviews
Review copies have gone out to a wide range of media including:Health editors on national newspapersMen's, women's, health, childcare and retirement magazinesMedical magazines, journals and radio programmes A feature by Thomas Stuttaford for T2 in THE TIMES is currently under discussion. Reviews are starting to come in: 'This beautiful book provides the most up-to-date information available on prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease for you and your family at every stage in your lives. It is more detailed and wide-ranging in its coverage than any other available health guide I've seen.' PRIDE magazineAugust 2003 'Drawing on the expertise of more than 7,000 health professionals this weighty tome has been adapted for a British readership by consultants and specialists from some of the best teaching hospitals in the UK. Followingintroductory chapters on how the body works and how best to take charge of your health are comprehensive guides to a seemingly inexhaustible list of common, and not so common complaints. Ther's also information on how to get the most from a GP consultation, explanations of many common procedures and how todecide between different treatment options. A comprehensive yet clear guide to preventing, diagnosing and treating disease, which no family should be without.' WOMEN'S HEALTH, September 2003 'A sensible addition to any bookshelf is the HARVARD... Not simply a compilation of conditions and cures, this comprehensive 1200 page guide draws on the unrivalled expertise of 7,000 health professionals working in the most respected hospitals and rearch centres in theUK... Definitions and explanations are well-written and easy to understand and the layout throughout is clear and concise, with information boxes and good graphics used to emphasise key points. Illustrations have been included where they serve a purpose, rather than to pad out pages and, thoughtfully, a glossary of medical terms has been added along with a detailed drug interactions chart and an excellent list of information resources. Sections on Questionsto ask your GP are particularly helpful and will give you the confidence to find out exactly where you stand.' GOODTIMES 'Pick of the Month' (Sept/Oct 2003) BEST magazine have done a full-page feature around the guide in their health section on possible reasons for unintentional weight-loss (23 Sept '03).
Author Bio
Antony L. Komaroff is Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Senior Physician at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts and Editor in Chief of Harvard Health Publications. Antony L. Komaroff is Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Senior Physician at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts and Editor in Chief of Harvard Health Publications. Dr Thomas Stuttaford has been a GP, and for the last 19 years the doctor of THE TIMES newspaper. He is author of TO YOUR GOOD HEALTH, IN YOUR RIGHT MIND, and, with Dr John Dunwoody, A BIRTH-CONTROL PLAN FOR BRITAIN. He lives in London and Norfolk.