- 出版社: Pocket Books; 2nd Revised edition (2004年5月1日)
- 丛书名: Merck Manual of Medical Information, Home Ed. (Mass Market Paper)
- 简装: 1824页
- 语种： 英语
- 开本: 32开
- ISBN: 0743477340
- 条形码: 9780743477345
- 商品尺寸: 10.6 x 6.6 x 17.8 cm
- 商品重量: 776 g
- ASIN: 0743477340
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The Merck Manual of Medical Information: Second Home Edition (英语) 简装 – 2004年5月1日
Sherwin Noland, M.D. Clinical Professor of Surgery, Yale School of Medicine; author of "How We Die, Doctors, and The Wisdom of the Body"Merck has accomplished what I had thought was impossible -- to produce a clear, readable explanation of the normal and diseased functions of the human body....This is a remarkable contribution....Doctors should encourage their patients to own it. Jane E. Brody "The New York Times" The most useful [medical guide] of all...consumer friendly...clever cross-referencing...includes topics missing from many competitors.
Recently my son was diagnosed on the phone by our pediatrician with chicken pox and it was made clear that they did not want to see him for a physical exam. I was given a tiny bit of information by the office staff but was still curious for more information. I spent over an hour surfing the Internet looking for information but found watered down information, repeated many times over on multiple websites, including some written by physicians intended for laypeople to use. I looked at my parenting books written by doctors (one titled "The Portable Pediatrician", no less) and was still lacking any substantial information. When I consulted the Merck Manual home edition, (which I had forgotten I bought recently and had not yet used), I was surprised at the level of information given. There are many details that I had not found elsewhere, such as number of days from exposure to outbreak, how long it takes the pox to change from first appearance to crusted over, about how long the infection lasts, and treatment suggestions. Reasons why some children have a mild outbreak vs. a severe outbreak were even provided, something I had not found anywhere else.
The information here is not dumbed down in that it is not so vague that it is not useful. There is a lot of information here but it is written in a style for the layperson to understand. I appreciated the writing style, which presents information to the non-physician without putting on airs.
Anyone who, like me, prefers to gather information and learn about things rather than making a call or office visit to their doctor to get just one opinion will appreciate owning this book. At about 1500 pages it covers many illnesses and ailments. If you are interested in this book I suggest you buy it so that you have it at your fingertips 24 hours a day, for whatever may arise. I am not suggesting this take the place of a doctor, but I know from working with physicians that there are certain calls that are non-emergent in nature that are not appreciated when the office is closed!
If you are looking for a book about children's ailments that encompasses not only western medicine but lists an array of other treatment methods, I suggest Smart Medicine for a Healthier Child: A Practical A-To-Z Reference to Natural and Conventional Treatments for Infants and Children by Janet Zand. I found this to be an excellent companion to the Merck manual, home edition. The Merck manual gives more information about the disease or ailment itself through a Western medicine viewpoint while the Zand's books' specialty is sharing treatment options grouped by category (herbal, homeopathic, western, etc.).
If you are looking for a book that will help you understand medical conditions, you will find The Merck Manual of Medical Information a terrific addition to your home library.