Back by popular demand! The world's most widely used medical reference is now in its 20th edition. The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy now in its 20th edition has been thoroughly updated and thoughtfully expanded with a new larger trim size to include 40% new and revised content. Including 36 new chapters with more than 200 new tables, and numerous new figures. Packed with essential information on diagnosing and treating medical disorders, this comprehensive guide was written by a team of medical experts. This book is intended for everyday use by health care professionals for delivery of the best care to their patients. This new edition offers: Revised and expanded Cardiovascular, Genitourinary, Gynecologic, Neurologic, Pregnancy, Infants and Children, and Pediatrics and Trauma chaptersKey Points summarize the facts at-a-glance Pearls and Pitfalls highlight noteworthy medical info and areas of caution16-page full-color insert aids visual recognition of skin, eye, and oral disorders The new Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy 20th edition is a must-have for medical students, residents, practicing physicians, nurses, and allied health professionals.
Robert S. Porter, MDDr Porter earned his MD from Hahnemann University in Philadelphia, PA and completed an Emergency Medicine residency at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in Cleveland, OH. Dr Porter is board certified in Emergency Medicine and is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians. Since 1983, he has held a variety of clinical and teaching appointments in the Philadelphia area, most recently at Albert Einstein Medical Center and Thomas Jefferson University. He currently works for Merck, where he is editor-in-chief of The Merck Manuals.
Guide for Readers Abbreviations Editors and Editorial Board Consultants Contributors NUT 1 Nutritional Disorders GI 2 Gastrointestinal Disorders HEP 3 Hepatic and Biliary Disorders MUS 4 Musculoskeletal and Connective Tissue Disorders PUL 5 Pulmonary Disorders CRC 6 Critical Care Medicine CVS 7 Cardiovascular Disorders ENT 8 Ear, Nose, and Throat, and Disorders DEN 9 Dental Disorders EYE 10 Eye Disorders SKN 11 Dermatologic Disorders HEM 12 Hematology and Oncology END 13 Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders IMM 14 Immunology; Allergic Disorders INF 15 Infectious Diseases PSY 16 Psychiatric Disorders NEU 17 Neurologic Disorders GU 18 Genitourinary Disorders GYN 19 Gynecology and Obstetrics PED 20 Pediatrics GER 21 Geriatrics RX 22 Clinical Pharmacology INJ 23 Injuries; Poisoning SPS 24 Special Subjects APP Appendixes Ready Reference Guides Normal Laboratory Values Trade Names of Some Commonly Used Drugs IND Index