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Health Books
August 2000

Q. Which books (preferably, just one book, if you can!) would you recommend as a comprehensive tool for patients to be more aware of their health? Something easy-to-use, with photographs, symptomology, etc. Patients always seem to ask for such resources, and I just can't narrow it down!

A. The following books should be readily available. They are all well written, organized, and illustrated. In addition all are highly rated by readers! Your book store can tell you whether any new editions are due to arrive soon!

  • Harvard Medical School Family Health Guide
    by Anthony L. Komaroff, Harvard Medical School.
    Hardcover (September 1999)

  • The Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
    Complete Home Medical Guide
    by Genell J. Subak-Sharpe, Thomas O. Morris (Editor).
    Hardcover (October 1995)

  • The New Wellness Encyclopedia
    by Wellness Letter Berkeley (Editor), et al.
    Paperback (May 1995)

  • Mayo Clinic Family Health Book
    by David E. Larson(Preface), et al
    Hardcover (December 1996)

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