"A remarkable precis of the art and science of medicine." --American Family Physician*"A convenient, economical, up-to-date reference for all branches of hospital and ambulatory care medicine." --Annals of Internal Medicine**Reviews of previous editionsThe quick reference medical professionals choose for 2004. Answers for more than 1,000 common diseases and disorders. *"Common Symptoms" chapter expanded with additional symptoms and evidence-based approach *Enhanced coverage of psychiatry including PTSD *Up-to-date coverage of infectious agents such as smallpox and SARS *Review of advances in HIV treatment *Cancer treatment developments such as immunologic therapy *Genetic disease updates including adult-onset debilities due to mitochondrial mutations *Evaluations of new therapies in alternative and complementary medicine *Easy access to drug dosages, updated prices, and indexed trade namesTierney, Lawrence M. is the author of 'Current Medical Diagnosis & Treatment 2004', published 2003 under ISBN 9780071417433 and ISBN 0071417435.