From the Most Trusted Name in Medicine: The American Medical Association The only new major medical encyclopedia of the century, completely written by the American Medical Association, America's top medical authority. Organized in easy-to-use A-Z format, it covers thousands of medical terms from the common cold to the Lyme Disease. Hundreds of different surgical procedures and tests are explained, as well as the benefits and potential side effects of drugs and treatments. Also includes timely information on issues such as bioterrorism, genetic research, robotic surgery, brain imaging, and bionic people. Includes cutting-edge topics in alternative medicine, nutrition, mental health, and cosmetic surgery. Written and reviewed by top medical doctors and specialists, theComplete Medical Encyclopediasets a new standard for consumer medical reference. Medical editors for this AMA-authored book were Jerrold B. Leikin, MD, and Martin S. Lipsky, MD, both on the faculty of Northwestern University medical school.American Medical Association Staff is the author of 'American Medical Association Complete Medical Encyclopedia', published 2003 under ISBN 9780812991000 and ISBN 0812991001.