This fully-up-to-date edition of this best-selling colour dictionary, has already sold over one million copies in previous editions. It is indispensable both as a home medical guide and as a reference tool for all those working in the medical and allied professions. The entries are clearly laid out and jargon free, making the book both accessible and informative. Over 10,000 clear and concise entries cover all medical and surgical specialities. The dictionary reflects recent developments in the medical field, covering new drugs in clinical use, as well as new advances in genetics, infertility treatment, cancer, organ transplantation, and BSE. The exceptionally clear colour layout and flexicovers make this an ideal reference tool. The New Scientist described this dictionary as 'an extraordinary bargain'.