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SOUTHWATER


THE ILLUSTRATED PRACTICAL BOOK OF FAMILY HEALTH AND FIRST AID


From treating cuts, sprains and bandaging in an emergency to making decisions on headaches, fevers and rashes: plus all you need to know about the long-term health and fitness of your family


Dr Peter Fermie, Dr Pippa Keech, Dr Stephen Shepherd Sept 2011 (UK) Dec 2011 (US)


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UK £9.99/US $19.99 (P) 512 (K512)


220 x 168mm/83 9781780190594 1 78019 059 X


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• Packed with more than 1100 photographs, artworks, diagrams and illustrations, specially commissioned to teach essential first-aid techniques and to show symptoms clearly


• How to cope and care in an emergency – from splints, simple bandages and slings to resuscitation and life- saving techniques, all shown step-by-step


• Tackles the health issues that may affect your family all the way through their lives


• Quick-reference boxes identify the most obvious symptoms of an illness, and informative text analyzes possible diagnoses and appropriate responses


About the Authors


Dr Peter Fermie MA, MB, BS, MRCGP, DCH, DRCOG is an impressively qualified family doctor. His particular fields of interest are sports medicine, exercise, addictive behaviour, children's health and palliative care.


Dr Pippa Keech MB, ChB, MRCGP is a family and hospital doctor with particular experience in emergency medicine. She is also a regular contributor to a variety of publications.


Dr Stephen Shepherd MB, ChB, MRCGP includes surgery, emergency medicine, primary health care and circulatory issues among his main areas of expertise. A practising family doctor, he has also written numerous health articles.


208 ⁄4 x 63 ⁄4


Paperback with flaps Over 1100 photographs 10


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Health, Sports, Pastimes & Pets


An essential guide to family health, the first half of the book offers a wide range of information on every aspect of first aid and life saving, with special sections on babies and toddlers; outdoor safety and travel; and planning a safe home. Informative flow charts, symptom lists and warning boxes are featured, and background information explains how to stay healthy and prevent accidents. In the second half of the book hundreds of medical conditions are examined, discussed and diagnosed. Practical and jargon-free advice is given on every type of illness, from everyday complaints such colds through to serious conditions including kidney stones and strokes.


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