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32 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hypochondriac's Bible
I surmised, after using "Your Family A Medical Advisor", published by Family Circle and bought in Australia 25 years ago, that medicine had advanced as much as technology. That being the case, I researched a replacement and selected the BMA's "A-Z Family Medical Encyclopedia". What a gem! What an education! Written in very user-friendly format, my hypochondriac Mrs and I...
Published on 17 Dec 2009 by Britwit

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Helpful, but that's all
This is a useful reference book to have on the bookshelf - but I had been spoiled by an earlier version of the book. The earlier version had a glossary of drugs, and description of how the body works, as well as being more detailed in some of its areas. The number of pages in the latest version is about two-thirds of those in an earlier version.

It is still...
Published on 10 Feb 2011 by Brian


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32 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hypochondriac's Bible, 17 Dec 2009
This review is from: BMA A-Z Family Medical Encyclopedia: The Essential Reference to Over 7,000 Medical Terms Including Symptoms, Diseases, Drugs, and Treatments (Hardcover)
I surmised, after using "Your Family A Medical Advisor", published by Family Circle and bought in Australia 25 years ago, that medicine had advanced as much as technology. That being the case, I researched a replacement and selected the BMA's "A-Z Family Medical Encyclopedia". What a gem! What an education! Written in very user-friendly format, my hypochondriac Mrs and I investigated every ailment and complaint she suspected she might have contracted over her lifetime and it was brilliant. Then, within a couple of weeks, I was admitted to hospital in the middle of the night and diagnosed with gall stones and a shedload of associated problems! Ten days later, having been discharged, I reviewed my diagnosis in our recent purchase and was amazed at how it described, in layman's terms, everything anyone could possibly want to know about the gall bladder, gall stones and every aspect of any necessary operation. Brilliant! Simply brilliant and every family should have copy.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars exporting knowledge, 30 July 2009
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This review is from: BMA A-Z Family Medical Encyclopedia: The Essential Reference to Over 7,000 Medical Terms Including Symptoms, Diseases, Drugs, and Treatments (Hardcover)
I bought this for my sister in law in Florida -she could find nothimg similar in the U S. Delivery from Amazon was swift and efficient. she was delighted with the book contents and their presentation, said it answered all of her questions in easy to understand language. first class.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Helpful, but that's all, 10 Feb 2011
This review is from: BMA A-Z Family Medical Encyclopedia: The Essential Reference to Over 7,000 Medical Terms Including Symptoms, Diseases, Drugs, and Treatments (Hardcover)
This is a useful reference book to have on the bookshelf - but I had been spoiled by an earlier version of the book. The earlier version had a glossary of drugs, and description of how the body works, as well as being more detailed in some of its areas. The number of pages in the latest version is about two-thirds of those in an earlier version.

It is still very useful - but if you've got an earlier version, you may do better sticking with that, rather than attempting to update it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars good information but not well indexed, 2 Oct 2011
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This book gives a good simple explanation of most illnesses. Good information if you are aware or suspect that you have a specific illness however there is no way of looking up your syptoms and getting a possible cause rather you would have to read each illness and hope you stumble on one. Not recommended for the self-diagnosing! Having said that a good buy for general information.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So good I bought two., 15 Dec 2010
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This review is from: BMA A-Z Family Medical Encyclopedia: The Essential Reference to Over 7,000 Medical Terms Including Symptoms, Diseases, Drugs, and Treatments (Hardcover)
The above title says it all really.

Elderly relatives were using a Medical Encylopedia that appeared to have been written before Penicillin was discovered and I wanted to buy them an up to date version which would be easy to read, comprehensive and have good illustrations. When the BMA A-Z Family Encyclopedia arrived I was so impressed I decided to buy one for myself.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Useful medical advice, 26 Oct 2009
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This review is from: BMA A-Z Family Medical Encyclopedia: The Essential Reference to Over 7,000 Medical Terms Including Symptoms, Diseases, Drugs, and Treatments (Hardcover)
Can save a visit to the Doctor or reassure by giving useful information & advice - great reference book to keep at home.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A - Z Family Medical Encyclopedia, 22 Mar 2009
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Mrs. K. P. Garnham "book kathga" (Withernwick, Hull. UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: BMA A-Z Family Medical Encyclopedia: The Essential Reference to Over 7,000 Medical Terms Including Symptoms, Diseases, Drugs, and Treatments (Hardcover)
Just such a good book, great service and speed of delivery. What else can I say just such an exceptional on-line service!BMA A-Z Family Medical Encyclopedia (Medical Encylopedia)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars big book, 29 Mar 2011
This review is from: BMA A-Z Family Medical Encyclopedia: The Essential Reference to Over 7,000 Medical Terms Including Symptoms, Diseases, Drugs, and Treatments (Hardcover)
very comprehensive medical dictionary. Only fault with it is that I wanted something that would help me diagnose illness with some sort of flow chart (just an idea in my head). It's not something you can easliy use to identify what is wrong. You are more looking at knowing whats wrong and then reading more about it. I think I am looking for something that doesn't exist, a substitute Doctor.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars medicine, 22 Sep 2010
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This review is from: BMA A-Z Family Medical Encyclopedia: The Essential Reference to Over 7,000 Medical Terms Including Symptoms, Diseases, Drugs, and Treatments (Hardcover)
Brilliant book.......
Ideal for looking up symptoms
Well packaged and promt delivery
would use again
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5.0 out of 5 stars BMA A - Z Fami Medical Encyclopedia, 19 Sep 2010
This review is from: BMA A-Z Family Medical Encyclopedia: The Essential Reference to Over 7,000 Medical Terms Including Symptoms, Diseases, Drugs, and Treatments (Hardcover)
AGAIN, WELL WRITTEN BY DORLING KINDERLY WITH GREAT ILLUSTRTIONS, EASY TO USE AND TO UNDERSTAND
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