Turkington Encyclopedia of Infectious Diseases
The Encyclopedia of infectious Diseases, Second Edition is the most comprehensive resource for general readers to the causes, symptoms, diagnoses, and treatments of diseases. It provides updated information on specific diseases (such as heart disease and Gulf War Syndrome), on breakthroughs regarding the causes of some diseases (such as microbial infections, antigens triggered by genetic and environmental factors), and on the latest treatment advances (such as research with zinc). Revised and rewritten appendixes offer the most current directories and resources for further information on infectious diseases and an updated glossary includes many new terms. Topics include childhood diseases, common afflictions such as colds and viruses, and sexually transmitted diseases as well as animal-borne diseases and newly emerging diseases, such as Mad Cow and necrotizing fascitis.
From School Library Journal
Grade 9 Up-This alphabetically arranged volume presents agents of infectious diseases, the illnesses themselves, associations affiliated with prevention and study of diseases, and explanations of the drugs used to treat the conditions. The explanations are clear and informative and include sufficient cross-references. The six appendixes give additional information on the drugs used for treatment and their side effects, directions for home disinfection, names and addresses of health organizations, hot lines, health publications, and infectious disease-related Web sites. An up-to-date bibliography completes this title, which would be an excellent addition to reference collections.
Carol DeAngelo, Kings Park Library, Burke, VA
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
From Library Journal
Medical writer Turkington and physician Ashby have produced "a guide and reference to a wide range of infectious diseases and their causes." Their dictionary-type guide lists over 600 entries about the diseases, what causes them, symptoms, treatment, and prevention. Six appendixes identify drugs used in treating infectious diseases, tips for disinfecting the home, web sites, hotlines, journals, and health organizations. An extensive bibliography provides additional sources. For academic and medical libraries, Mandell, Douglas and Bennett's Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases (Churchill, 1995. 4th ed.) is the major textbook on this topic. Designed for lay readers, this typical Facts on File reference is written in a very readable style and includes many cross references. Highly recommended for consumer health/patient education collections.AMary J. Jarvis, Pampa, TX
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.