This clear, rigorously researched encyclopedia, produced in association with the Royal College of General Practitioners, will help all the family diagnose a vast range of ailments. From the common cold to chronic fatigue syndrome, health issues are tackled in an honest and safety-conscious way. Each chapter deals with a major system of the body, and contains a survey of the conditions that may affect that system. There are also chapters covering issues such as caring for the terminally ill, children's health and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. The book is illustrated throughout and will quickly become an indispensable part of any family library.