THIS EDITION HAS BEEN REPLACED BY A NEWER 2004 EDITION
With the publication of The Harvard Guide to Women's Health, women will have access to the combined expertise of physicians from three of the world's most prestigious medical institutions: Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Brigham and Women's Hospital. For complete information on women's health concerns, physical and psychological, this A to Z reference book will be the definitive resource.
Arranged alphabetically like an encyclopedia of health, it starts with Abdominal Pain and Abortion and works its way through Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Heartburn, and Safe Sex to Vulvitis and Zinc. While it zeroes in on health issues more generic health books often leave out, it's clearly more comprehensive than that. It's a guide family and friends, regardless of gender, will turn to for comprehensive, clear explanations in a field where too little said can be as harmful as misinformation. For women especially, for whom certain topics often get short shrift from squeamish publications, this guide's a godsend of information.