The Daily Telegraph Family Encyclopedia of Medicine and Health is a fully comprehensive guide to both common and unusual medical problems and terms It includes entries for all major medical symptoms, conditions and treatments, from asthma and antibiotics to stress and speech therapy Cross referenced to direct the reader to related entries or give further information, it is organised in an easy to use alphabetical format This revised and updated edition features new material on weight control, endometriosis and fibromyalgia With its helpfully educative illustrations, showing every part of the body and how the major organs work, and a text that is jargon free, clearly arranged and easy to read, this is truly the essential medical compendium that no home should be without Books like these prevent me from frequenting my GP The book is a wealth of information Some people prefer the trip to the GP as it confirms manages their ailments I prefer to validate my own self diagnosis in consultation with my array of medical books of which this was one of them.Thank You