BMA Guide to medicine and drugs

The British Medical Association’s New Guide to Medicine and Drugs, 8th Edition is the complete home reference to over 2500 medicines.

Jargon-free and easy-to-follow, get all the vital information you need on today’s prescription and over-the-counter drugs. Find advice on understanding and using medicines and learn how they work, what they treat, their risks, benefits, side effects, and how to use them safely and effectively.

BMA Home Doctor

From IBS to CPR, find practical advice, written by an experienced GP, on home treatment for more than 150 common medical conditions. You will find information on whether to consult a doctor before starting treatment and find out what to do if your self-help does not work.

Learn how to treat your family’s ailments following step-by-step photographs and practical tips and techniques on complementary remedies as well as conventional medical treatments. Plus, find basic first aid procedures as well as a quick-reference A-Z covering over-the-counter drugs and natural remedies.

Encyclopedia of Child Health

The Royal Society of Medicine’s A-Z guide has 546 entries, a glossary of 762 medical terms, and a major section of medical references on child health matters. It provides parents and others with guidance on what to do in every medical contingency.

Coverage extends from the newborn to the adolescent. Not just a book about sick children, this book gives comprehensive coverage of all the problems — physical, psychological, behavioural and sexual — with which parents may find themselves faced in relation to their children.

Much emphasis is given to the problems of bringing up children. It also covers such unusual matters as AIDS, anorexia, drug abuse, family therapy, and jealousy.

Oxford Concise Medical Dictionary

This illustrated dictionary contains 12500 authoritative entries on all aspects of medical science. Written by a team of medical experts, all entries have been revised and updated for this new edition to reflect the very latest in medical knowledge and practice.

Entries are accessible and jargon-free, and are complemented by over 140 illustrations and diagrams.