Gale Encyclopedia of Surgery and Medical Tests 2nd edition
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Gale Encyclopedia of Surgery and Medical Tests 2nd edition

Preface:

Written especially for patients and allied health care students by experts in the field, Gale Encyclopedia Of Surgery And Medical Tests provides in-depth coverage of approximately 600 surgical procedures, medical tests, and related topics such as anesthetics, common lab test and procedures, medications, and postoperative care. Entries for medical tests and surgical procedures follow a consistent format, covering definition, purpose, demographic information, diagnosis/preparation, aftercare, risks, morbidity and mortality rates, alternatives, and more. Additional features include 300 full-color illustrations and photographs, bibliographies of further reading sources, a glossary of medical terminology, appendices listing top centers for specific surgical procedures and national organizations and support groups for patients, and a comprehensive index.

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