The 101 Most Unusual Diseases and Disorders by Evelyn B. Kelly Ph.D.

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This book explores serious diseases and disorders that most readers have never heard of, ranging from genetic, infectious, and environmental diseases to autoimmune, idiopathic, and mental disorders.

• Provides readers with interesting facts and insights into unusual or rarely seen diseases and disorders from the perspective of an experienced medical writer

• Supplies accessible information for students and general readers and serves as a jumping-off point for further research into an unusual topic or disorder

• Addresses a topic of high interest due to recent media attention on deadly contagious diseases such as Ebola as well as popular television shows that focus on uncommon and interesting medical conditions like House and Mystery Diagnosis

• Includes case studies that serve to "personalize" the content by highlighting the experiences of individuals affected by a particular disease


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Published November 23, 2015 by Greenwood. 304 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Education & Reference, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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What the dickens is Pickwickian syndrome? Prolific medical writer Kelly (Alzheimer's Disease) defines this breathing problem, which is related to obesity (so named since a character in Charles Dickens's The Pickwick Papers demonstrates its symptoms), as well as 100 other conditions that the autho...

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