Infectious Diseases & Conditions

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Infectious Diseases & Conditions

Format:  Hardcover,

1330 pages

Publisher: Salem Pr Inc

Publish Date: Nov 2011

ISBN-13: 9781587657764

ISBN-10: 1587657767

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The latest title in the Salem Heath series, Infectious Diseases and Conditions provides comprehensive, non-specialist information on an array of topics. Essays discuss prevention, diagnosis, treatment as well as epidemiology, history and social concerns. Plus, complimentary online access is provided through Salem Health.


Publisher: Salem Pr Inc
Publish Date: Nov 2011
ISBN-13: 9781587657764
ISBN-10: 1587657767
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 1330
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 9.15
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 9.0 x 10.75 x 4.75
Walmart No.: 9781587657764


Review by Library Journal (2012-02-15)

There is often a gap between books with basic medical information that simplify disease and books created expressly for medical professionals. This work attempts to fill that gap, with volumes intended for a nonprofessional audience containing information on afflictions ranging from abscesses to zygomycosis. The 610 essays are mostly listed by common name and cover diseases, conditions, diagnosis, epidemiology, immune response, pathogens, prevention, transmission, and websites of interest; limited treatment information is also offered.

Appendixes include a glossary, bibliography, fact sheets, websites, lists of medical journals and pharmaceuticals, a time line of major developments in infectious disease, a biographical dictionary of scientists, and a chronology of Nobel Prizes for discoveries in infectious disease. Access is enhanced by the index's inclusion of additional terms and names for conditions and by a listing of entries by anatomy or the affected system. Access to the same information, through the Salem Health database, is included with purchase; in that resource, search terms are highlighted, and some words have pop-up glossary information.

Verdict: Although the alphabetical arrangement makes this set easy to use and the large number of topics covered makes it comprehensive, the usefulness of the material is limited by its vocabulary level, which is often college level or above, and pronunciation information is not included in print or online. Best for science and health students or those interested in public health.

-Susanne Caro, Univ. of Montana Lib., Missoula

(c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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