6 volumes
3,500 pages
1,178 Articles
700+ Sidebars    and Tables
Over 400
   Photos and Illustrations
72 "In the News" Sidebars
Symptoms and Warning Signs
Pharmaceutical List
900+ "Diseases and Other    Medical Conditions" list
Health Care Providers list
"Information Box" for Every    Disease
"Medical Journals" List
General Bibliography
Web Site Directory
Personages Index
Subject Index
"Resources" list of Organizations

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Magillís Medical Guide is recommended for public libraries, special libraries, and academic libraries.

This work has a place in all reference collections.

Magills Medical Guide, 6TH ed.
October 2010 · 6 volumes · 3,500 pages · 8"x10"

Includes Online Database with Print Purchase

ISBN: 978-1-58765-677-4
Print List Price: $495

e-ISBN: 978-1-58765-684-2
eBook Single User Price: $495

Magill's Medical Guide, 6th edition
Covers diseases, disorders, treatments, procedures, specialties, anatomy, biology, and issues in an A-Z format, with sidebars addressing recent developments in medicine and concise information boxes for all diseases and disorders.

The publication of the sixth edition of Salem Press' bestselling Magill's Medical Guide continues the tradition of providing reference content in both printed and online form as a single product. This edition grows to six volumes and 3,500 pages. Plus, the purchase of the printed set entitles a school or library to three years of complimentary online access to the Medical Guide's content.

Six volumes, including 3,500 pages
1,178 articles and 700+ sidebars
Hundreds of photos, illustrations and graphs
Appendixes, indexes and resource listings

Fully supported
Unlimited users at your library
Full access from home or dorm room
Immediate access via online registration
A simple, intuitive interface
User profile areas for students and patrons
Sophisticated search functions
Complete content, including back matter and illustration

Since 1995, Magill's Medical Guide has had a reputation for providing general readers with the most authoritative yet accessible reference source that helps bridge the gap between medical encyclopedias and dictionaries for professionals and popular self-help guides. The Guide is a staple in high school, college, public and medical school libraries. A perfect mix of accessibility and depth, Magill's Medical Guide provides general readers with an authoritative reference. It is an up-to-date and easy-to-use compendium of medical information suitable for student research as well as general readers, including patients and caregivers.

Now in its sixth edition, Magill's Medical Guide expands to six volumes and contains 1,178 entries. 161 essay topics are completely new to this edition, and all entries from the previous edition have been evaluated and updated by a panel of Medical Editors to ensure their currency and accuracy, as needed. All cross-references to other relevant entries in Magill's Medical Guide have been revised. Every bibliography has been updated with the latest editions and sources, including Web sites for relevant organizations. All appendixes from the previous edition have been updated and checked for accuracy, and the "Medical Journals" list has been expanded to include standard title abbreviations, now serving as a key for users.

Among the 1,178 entries in this edition are 161 completely new topics. Many of these topics fill gaps in the table of contents regarding anatomy, physiology, and diseases, such as "Adrenal glands," "Blood pressure," "End-stage renal disease," "Gallbladder," "Joints," "Polyps," "Side effects," "Tinnitus," and "Vision." Others address new and urgent health concerns, such as "Clostridium difficle infections," "Deep vein thrombosis," "Food allergies," "H1N1 influenza," "Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections," "Morgellons disease," "Stevens-Johnson syndrome," "Subdural hematoma," and "Vitiligo." Still others examine health care issues within society, such as "Assisted living facilities," "Epidemics and pandemics," "Health care reform," "Home care," "Living will," "Managed care," "Palliative medicine," "Prescription drug abuse," and "Rape and sexual assault."

This edition includes 72 "In the News" sidebars—44 updated from the previous edition and 28 newly commissioned—that evaluate media stories about ongoing research and experimental treatments. These boxes both highlight the latest information and provide readers with a critical view of popular reports that may (or may not) prove crucial to the future understanding and treatment of certain medical conditions. The topics covered include chemotherapy targeting cancer stem cells, the Accord Trial concerning cardiovascular risks for type 2 diabetes, and new screening methods for Down syndrome.

Special features of this set include the "Complete List of Contents" at the beginning of each volume and "Entries by Specialties and Related Fields," and "Entries by Anatomy or System Affected" at the end of each volume. Volume 6 contains a "Glossary" of medical terms, a table of important "Symptoms and Warning Signs," an annotated guide to more than 900 "Diseases and Other Medical Conditions," a "Pharmaceutical List" with both generic and brand names, a detailed list of the training and duties of various "Types of Health Care Providers," the revised list of "Medical Journals" by their standard title abbreviations, a "General Bibliography," a helpful "Resources" list, a "Web Site Directory," the new "Personages Index" of important figures in medicine, and a comprehensive subject index. For each disease and disorder, a concise information box lists causes, symptoms, duration, and treatments, acting as a quick reference tool for the reader.

The Free Database
Salem Health is the free online companion to Magill's Medical Guide that brings online reference to your library or school. The database is free with the purchase of the printed reference.

Magillís Medical Guide is available as an online database free to all purchasers of the printed reference work. Virtually all of the content of the printed version is online, including illustrations and sidebars, indexes, appendixes, and other back matter.

Salem Health offers libraries a user-friendly interface that provides all the content of our printed resource. Along with the complete 1,178 articles, 700+ sidebars, hundreds of photographs, illustrations, indexes, appendixes, and directories, users get terrific online tools to enhance the value of this great reference source.

Libraries and schools will find an ďActivation NumberĒ in their printed volume of Magillís Medical Guide. With this number itís easy to log onto Salem Health, register and get your library connected to this resource. The whole process takes only minutes and our Customer Service department is ready to help every step of the way.

1 Saving articles to personal profile areas is easy and available to all users.
1 Key terms and definitions are included in sidebars.
1 Special sidebars on common ailments accompany most articles.
1 Links to related subjects in Magill's Medical Guide appear in every article.
1 Complete bibliograhies are included with every article.
1 Hightlighted words provide popup definitions with a click.
1 There are many illustrations and graphs throughout the text. Most can be enlarged with a single click.

Searching Salem Health can be as simple and direct or detailed and precise as users wish. Search results appear in a variety of user-defined ways, sorted and organized to help users find what they need, quickly. Traditional finding aids, such as indexes, are also available and hyperlinked cross-references abound.

1 Our "simple" search is quick and intuitive.
1 Articles in search results can be saved to personal profiles for later use, their citations can be saved, and they can be emailed.
1 Both simple and advanced searches can be saved and re-run at a later time.
1 Search results are organized in categories for quick, convenient viewing.
1 Search results include brief descriptions and word counts.
1 Results can be sorted by relevance, word length or alphabetically by title.

1 Advanced searching employs powerful Boolean logic.
1 You can refine your search by querying any of the eight major categories of the Guide.

Every individual user can establish a simple personalized profile to save important information such as articles, searches or citations. These personalized areas are free and unlimited.

1 Saved searches are easy to manage in a user's profile.
1 Citations can be saved in a variety of formats and for all major bibliographic management software.
1 Articles are saved with author identifcation and word count.

Every library with Salem Health provides an unlimited number of users access to the content. There are no restrictions on how many people can use the database, nor are there restrictions on how many buildings are allowed access. (Consortia and state-wide access are available. Call for information.)

With a library card number (or some other identifying key) students and patrons can access all the functionality of Salem Health from home. Itís easy for your library to set up and terrific for your users.

The pricing, distribution and effective costs of this resource are remarkable. Smaller libraries and high schools will be able to provide extensive online history reference at a very low cost. Larger institutions, especially multiple-branch libraries, will find that full-system coverage is a great value.

For more information about activating Salem Health and adding reference sets to your online access, click Activating Salem Health.

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