Each chapter provides a detailed explanation of the body's complex systems and the illnesses that can affect them. Children's health is also covered, as is caring for the sick and elderly. Practical self-help treatment, conventional and complementary, is given where applicable. Anatomical systems are grouped together for ease of reference, for example the respiratory system, the urinary tract and the digestive system. The text is illustrated with clear illustrations, charts and photographs.
Dr Peter Fermie MA, MB, BS, MRCGP, DCH, DRCOG is a highly experienced and impressively qualified GP. His particular fields of interest are sports medicine, exercise, addictions, children's health and palliative care. Dr Stephen Shepherd MB, ChB, MRCGP includes surgery, Accident and Emergency medicine, primary health care and circulatory issues among his main areas of expertise. A practising GP, he has also written numerous articles for health publications.