Designed for use by high-school students and lay adults, Human Diseases and Conditions, 2nd ed. is the revised and expanded edition of Charles Scribner's Sons' well received Human Diseases and Conditions (2000) and its two supplements (2001, 2003).
Offering in-depth coverage of all areas of health and disease, Human Diseases and Conditions, 2nd ed. offers current and accurate information on approximately 450 diseases and conditions. This edition includes nearly 85 new and 365 completely reviewed and revised articles The topics covered include tropical diseases, infectious diseases, many cancers, worrisome conditions, psychological conditions, and human conditions as well as newly emerging diseases, public health issues, and issues of interest to the young adult audience. Behavioral (psychological) health is covered as thoroughly as physical health. In addition, the comprehensiveness of 400 photos, informative illustrations, and charts thoroughly enhances the already-rich textual information. A glossary of key terms and a comprehensive two-level subject index is also included.
"A worthy choice for readers needing specific but not heavily technical medical background."
--School Library Journal, July 2010
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