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Human Diseases and Conditions

Created by a team of doctors and health education experts based at the du Pont Hospital for Children, this user-friendly, accessible reference work presents the most accurate and up-to-date information available on diseases and conditions.
This handsomely produced and authoritatively written encyclopedia was published in association with the Center for Children’s Health at the Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, DE, Lengthier entries include sidebars consisting of bibliographies, See references, definitions of unusual words, suggested keywords for searching the Internet and print sources, and pronunciation guides…Children and teenagers are obviously the intended audience, though any adult would find this book valuable…Any school or public library that can afford Human Diseases and Conditions could not go wrong in purchasing it.
While there is a plethora of print and electronic sources available on medical topics, this set was written with young adults in mind. The entries cover a wide range of topics from acne to stress, breast cancer to tuberculosis…diseases and conditions that this age group is personally interested in or frequently assigned. Less common ailments such as Marfan syndrome, Chargas’ disease, and Ebola virus are also covered. The articles are easy to read; some, such as the one on diabetes, are quite lengthy; others briefly cover causes, symptoms, and treatment. Sidebars provide additional facts and definitions. Most entries mention at least one other resource, and many note several books and/or organizations. Lots of color photographs, illustrations, and diagrams enhance the text. A bibliography and a comprehensive index are found in the third volume. A good starting point for research papers and equally useful to answer quick questions.

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