The Australian Medical Dictionary

The Australian Medical Dictionary

Introduction

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The-Australian-Medical-DictionaryThe Australian Medical Dictionary is intended as a quick and handy reference guide for the causes, symptoms, diagnostic tests and treatments for the most commonly occurring medical conditions, giving Australians a must have for every first aid kit.

This book is Judith's first book and was written in 2008 from her own professional point of view, that of a general practitioner who works with patients every day. It was published by New Holland Publishers Australia.

I have outlined the conditions I most commonly encounter and present them to the reader as a snapshot of causes, symptoms, diagnoses and possible treatment regimes. This will help both health professionals and the general reader whose first point of contact is their GP. I've included a Summary of System Symptoms to help the reader locate medical disease and illness. This book has an easy to use 'A-Z format' and will be ideal for the home, office or workplace. It will be great reading for the whole family and a great reference for parents, in a language that everyone will be able to understand. At the back of the book, I have included a 'Quick Reference List of Conditions' to help the reader navigate this dictionary.

Dr Judith O'Malley-Ford
MBBS (Qld), JP(Q), MPH, FRACGP

Foreword

With the revolution in medical information, readers often find it difficult to find their way through the differing views on causes, symptom and diagnoses and treatments of medical conditions. So it is with great pleasure that I accepted Dr Judith O'Malley-Ford's invitation to herald this book as a quick reference guide.

The Australian Medical Dictionary covers a vast range of topics and simplifies the information into a friendly text, and Dr Judith O'Malley-Ford is well qualified to provide a systematic review across the range of medical conditions described in this book.

She has held positions of Medical Superintendent of the Queensland Spastic League of Queensland, Medical Officer in Community Paediatrics for the Department of Child Health, and medical Co-ordinator of the Medical Board of Queensland as well as Medical Superintendent of the Mater Adult Hospital in Brisbane. She is currently working full time in General Practice.

I believe we will all find value in having the text as par of our reference library.

Dr William Glasson, National Past President of the Australian Medical Association

About The Australian Medical Dictionary

The key features of this book are:

  • Trusted source of information from experienced medical professionals
  • I thought it so important to get the message to the patients, that i wrote the book
  • Gain greater understand of your health issues
  • How to prevent health problems before they arise
  • Get more "value" from your consultations with doctors and other medical professionals
  • Save time compared to internet research and get a single, trusted view
  • Over 4000 cross-referenced entries
  • Used by health professionals and general readers to supplement medical advice and treatment
  • Written in everyday language
  • Let me take you on a learning experience that you won't forget
  • Let me give you the professional guided tour of health problems from A-to-Z
  • Learn how to stay fit the easy way
  • If you're asking the question, 'am I really sick?', this book should be the first port of call to find out
  • Written by a full-time medical practitioner with a wealth of diagnostic experience

The Audience

The intended audience of readers for this book include:

  • Carers of children (parents, grandparents, friends etc), child care centres, kindergartens, preschools, day care mothers, school first aid officers
  • Pregnant mothers
  • Asthma sufferers
  • A guide to dealing with problem weight issues
  • Essential for understanding how your medical problems are related to each other
  • Women dealing with menopause
  • Sufferers of anxiety and depression
  • Suitable for parents of adolescents, and adolescents alike
  • Men wanting to check about their health issues, before arriving at your doctor's office

Purchase This Book

If you would like to buy this book, you can do so from all good book shops Australia-wide.

'The Australian Medical Dictionary' is also available for online purchase from New Holland Publishers Australia.

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