The Royal Society of Medicine - Your Guide to Asthma
By Stephen Holgate and Richard Beasley
The Royal Society of Medicine - Your Guide to Asthma is the patient's ultimate source of essential and invaluable information. Providing all the necessary facts, guidance and support, this book will enable the reader to make informed choices and regain control of their life.
Written by two of the world's leading experts in this field, this book is the comprehensive guide to dealing with asthma in everyday life. Covering the reasons why so many thousands of people, young and old, suffer from the illness, the actual diagnosis and the tests that this involves, to explaining the variety of treatments on offer and how to manage the illness in your day-to-day life, this book will inform, reassure and support you, when you need it the most.
The clear, straightforward design of the book together with original features such as myth/fact boxes, key terms, question and answer sections and a chapter on who the patient/carer might meet in the NHS and their role in the treatment of the illness will prepare the reader for all that may lie ahead.
Professor Richard Beasley is the Director of the Medical Research Institute of New Zealand. He is from Wellington, New Zealand and is a world expert on asthma and asthma clinical trials. He has recently come to London to receive an Honorary Fellowship of our Royal College of Physicians for his outstanding work in asthma and in communication with patients. Professor Stephen Holgate is the Clinical Professor of Immunopharmacology at the University of Southhampton and is an international authority on respiratory medicine. He has published over 700 peer-reviewed papers and scientific contributions to journals. He has also edited major textbooks on asthma and rhinitis and is a leader in this field.
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- Publication date:
29 Jul 2005
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Hodder & Stoughton
"This definitive asthma guide is written in a step-by-step, jargon-free and easy to follow format to help patients and their carers gain a full understanding of the realities of asthma to make informed decisions about treatment and and help." — Wheeze and Sneeze newsletter
"This definitive asthma guide is written in a step-by-step, jargon-free and easy to follow format to help patients and carers gain a full understanding of the realities of asthma to make informed decisions about treatment and help." — Wheeze and Sneeze Newsletter
"The straightforward and supportive tone, clear layout and jargon-free style ensure that the illness is demystified, and that the reader has all the neccesary information in one place." — Professor Sir John Lilleyman, past president of the Royal Society of Medicine