Print ISBN: 978-1-68217-631-3
# of Pages: 3172
# of Volumes: 5
Print List Price: $495
e-ISBN: 978-1-61925-215-8
eBook User Price: $495
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Magill's Medical Guide

Medical Editors: Bryan C. Auday, Ph.D. Gordon College, Michael A. Buratovich, Ph.D. Spring Arbor University, Geraldine F. Marrocco, Ed.D., APRN, CNS, ANP-BC Yale University, School of Nursing Paul Moglia, Ph.D. South Nassau Communities Hospital
February 2018

A 2015 National Health Information Award Winner Covers diseases, disorders, treatments, procedures, specialties, anatomy, biology, and issues in an A-Z format, with sidebars addressing recent developments in medicine and concise information boxes for all diseases and disorders.

The publication of the eighth edition of Salem Press' bestselling Magill's Medical Guide continues the tradition of providing reference content in both printed and online form as a single product. Plus, the purchase of the printed set entitles a school or library to three years of complimentary online access to the Medical Guide's content.


  • Five volumes, including 3,000 pages
  • 1,200 articles and 700 sidebars & tables
  • Hundreds of photos, illustrations and graphs
  • Appendixes, indexes and resource listings


  • Fully supported
  • Complimentary online access
  • Unlimited users at your library
  • Full access from home or dorm room
  • Immediate access via online registration
  • A simple, intuitive interface
  • User profile areas for students and patrons
  • Sophisticated search functions
  • Complete content, including back matter and illustration

Since 1995, Magill's Medical Guide has had a reputation for providing general readers with the most authoritative yet accessible reference source that helps bridge the gap between medical encyclopedias and dictionaries for professionals and popular self-help guides. The Guide is a staple in high school, college, public and medical school libraries. A perfect mix of accessibility and depth, Magill's Medical Guide provides general readers with an authoritative reference. It is an up-to-date and easy-to-use compendium of medical information suitable for student research as well as general readers, including patients and caregivers.

Now in its eighth edition, Magill's Medical Guide contains 1,289 entries in five volumes. Many essay topics are completely new to this edition, and all entries from the previous edition have been evaluated and updated by a panel of Medical Editors to ensure their currency and accuracy, as needed. All cross-references to other relevant entries in Magill's Medical Guide have been revised. Every bibliography has been updated with the latest editions and sources, including Web sites for relevant organizations. All appendixes from the previous edition have been updated and checked for accuracy, and the "Medical Journals" list has been expanded to include standard title abbreviations, now serving as a key for users.

This edition includes "In the News" sidebars that evaluate media stories about ongoing research and experimental treatments. These boxes both highlight the latest information and provide readers with a critical view of popular reports that may (or may not) prove crucial to the future understanding and treatment of certain medical conditions. The topics covered include chemotherapy targeting cancer stem cells, the Accord Trial concerning cardiovascular risks for type II diabetes, and new screening methods for Down syndrome.

Special features of this set include the "Complete List of Contents" at the beginning of each volume and "Entries by Specialties and Related Fields," and "Entries by Anatomy or System Affected" at the end of each volume. Volume 5 contains a "Glossary" of medical terms, a table of important "Symptoms and Warning Signs," an annotated guide to nearly 700"Diseases and Other Medical Conditions," a "Pharmaceutical List" with both generic and brand names, a list of "Medical Journals" by their standard title abbreviations, a "General Bibliography," a helpful "Resources" list, a "Web Site Directory," a "Name Index" of important figures in medicine, and a comprehensive subject index. For each disease and disorder, a concise information box lists causes, symptoms, duration, and treatments, acting as a quick reference tool for the reader.

Salem Health is the free online companion to Magill's Medical Guide that brings online reference to your library or school. The database is free with the purchase of the printed reference.

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