Diseases > Books
Welcome to the Health & Medical eGuide chapter on Diseases, where you will find information and resources related to various diseases. We have many resources to use at the Orange County Library System as well as online.
Let us begin our overview of resources covering Diseases beginning with the print collection. The books on this subject may be found in the Reference Collection in the 616s.
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The Professional Guide to Diseases is organized by 21 different body systems or major diseases with a brief review of physiology and pathophysiology, followed by a definition of the particular disorder, description of signs and symptoms, a guide to history taking, and treatment suggestions including emergency interventions. Also included are tips for age-specific differences in pediatric and geriatric patients.
Three appendices provide information on cultural considerations in patient care, rare diseases, and community resources with web site addresses.
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The Color Atlas of Dermatology is a photographic collection of skin eruptions and lesions, designed to help residents prepare for the clinical slide portion of the dermatology board-certifying exam. The photographs can be used to try to match what is seen on the patient and are organized in a way that allows the reader to proceed deductively towards a reasonable diagnosis. Readers will need to consult a more in-depth dermatologic text for discussion and treatment of disorders.
The Current Medical Diagnosis and Treatment is intended to be a single-source reference for family practice and internal medicine practitioners. However, medical students, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants also find this book helpful. The authors are all generalists who approach the material from the perspective of a practicing physician. This book offers highlighted headings to aid in searching through basic topics when searching for specific information.
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The Merck Manual of Medical Information is a general medical resource written for everyone to use. It offers information on common diseases and disorders, chromosomal and genetic abnormalities in children, and "Special Subjects" including amyloidosis, familial Mediterranean fever, and diseases of unknown origin.
We also provide the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders commonly referred to as the DSM (located on the 4th floor of the Orlando Public Library; please ask a staff member for assistance in locating this book). While it is not intended to be used by laypeople, it is suitable for individuals who are curious as to the nature of mental disorders and their general characteristics, as well as for professionals or for students studying the discipline.
Diseases > Online Databases
The Health & Medicine Online Databases, found in the Virtual Library, is a collection of premium databases providing health and medical information.
Health and Wellness Resource Center and Alternative Health and Health Reference Center Academic are some of the databases that are worth taking a look at for information about diseases.
Diseases > E-books
View the Medicine section of our Gale Virtual Reference Library e-books page for information on cancer and genetic disorders:
Gale Encyclopedia of Cancer 1st edition, 2 volumes Includes entries covering cancers, cancer drugs, treatments, side effects, and diagnostic procedures.
Gale Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders 1st edition, 2 volumes Provides clear, complete information on genetic disorders, including conditions, tests, procedures, treatments, and therapies.
Diseases > World Wide Web
The Merck Manual Home Health Handbook is available online at the Merck Manual website.
The online version is very similar to the print version of The Merck Manual Home Health Handbook and it provides photographs as well as audio and video material not found in the print version.
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The Illnesses section of the Health & Wellness Resources category of NetLinks provides a list of useful Web sites that cover the topic of diseases.
The Medline Plus Web site is provided by the US National Libraries of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health and offers a great deal of good health information from the world's largest medical library.
View a tour on how to use Medline Plus.