The Merck Manual Go-To Home Guide for Symptoms takes complex medical information and makes it easy to understand and accessible to an everyday audience. It covers a wide range of everyday symptoms, from abdominal pain to wheezing, and almost everything in between. Every section provides a comprehensive look at each symptom's Causes: both common and less-common, Evaluation: warning signs, when to see a doctor, what the doctor does, and testing, Treatment: a wide-array of options, and Key points: the most important information about the symptom. It also includes helpful tables and illustrations. Organized in a (2- color, 500 page) paperback format makes it easy for busy families to quickly find the information they need.
Symptoms covered include: Back Pain, Cough, Fatigue, Fever, Headache, Heartburn, Itching, Joint Pain, Nausea, Swelling and many more....
About the Author
Justin Kaplan is the author of Mr. Clemens and Mark Twain, which was awarded a Pulitzer Prize and a National Book Award, and of Walt Whitman: A Life, which won the American Book Award. He is a member of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with his wife, novelist Anne Bernays.