The Brain Disorders Sourcebook
By (author) Roger Cicala
Normal Price: $49.09
Your Price: $44.18 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $4.91! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $2.21 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available, ships in 8-11 days
Brain Disorders Sourcebook by Roger Cicala
Book DescriptionComplicated and wondrous in its workings, the human brain is composed of trillions of cells, each assigned to a task that gives humans the capability to live, think, and remember. When something goes wrong within the brain, or interferes with its blood flow, the consequences can be serious. "The Brain Disorders Sourcebook" is a complete guide to the normal functioning of the brain and what happens when problems arise.
Buy Brain Disorders Sourcebook book by Roger Cicala from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9780737300932
(228mm x 152mm x 28mm)
Imprint: McGraw-Hill Contemporary
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Publish Date: 1-Nov-1999
Country of Publication: United States
US Kirkus Review » Compassionate, thorough, and understandable, this wide-ranging guide is a valuable first reference. Cicala (The Heart Disease Sourcebook, not reviewed) puts his finger on the special fear associated with this subject: "In many ways, diseases that affect our brains are more frightening than diseases affecting other parts of our bodies" because such disorders "truly affect us." They may change everything about an individual. Even minor damage from, say, a stroke significantly disrupts life: "Six weeks after a heart attack... most people are back at work.... Six weeks after a stroke (destruction of some of the brain's tissue) most people are in daily therapy trying to learn everyday functions." Despite that bleak outlook, Cicala can help. He begins by elucidating the normal structure and function of the brain, so readers can follow ensuing explanations of what can go wrong. Discussing medical tests for diagnosis of brain disorders, he clarifies the differences between X rays, MRIs, and CT scans, noting when each is most appropriate. The author then looks in depth at "Stroke and Vascular Disease of the Brain," "Brain Tumors," and "Other Neurologic Disease" (such as traumatic injury, meningitis, and parkinsonism), indicating their course, indicated treatment, and likely outcomes. The appendices list support groups and research institutes that can assist in dealing with the various diagnoses. Comprehensive advice on the basics, with counsel on where to mm next. (Kirkus Reviews)
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Brain Disorders Sourcebook book by Roger Cicala and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Author Biography - Roger Cicala
Roger S. Cicala, M.D., is a former professor of medicine and chief resident at the University of Tennessee. He is the author of The Heart Disease Sourcebook.
Bestselling Books: Our Current Bestsellers | Australia's Hottest 1000 Books | Bestselling Fiction | Bestselling Crime Mysteries and Thrillers | Bestselling Non Fiction Books | Bestselling Sport Books | Bestselling Gardening and Handicrafts Books | Bestselling Biographies | Bestselling Food and Drink | Bestselling History | Bestselling Travel Books | Bestselling School Textbooks & Study Guides | Bestselling Children's General Non-Fiction | Bestselling Young Adult Fiction | Bestselling Children's Fiction | Bestselling Picture Books | Top 100 US Bestsellers
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-2pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2016. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687
For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.