ONE CONVENIENT VOLUME The new edition of Clinical Handbook of Internal Medicine consolidates the three individual volumes of the 1st edition into one volume. Topics are arranged alphabetically. Each entry has been extensively revised and updated, and new topics have been added, among them men's health, lingering pathogens, diabetes and withdrawal mania.
COMPREHENSIVE & DETAILED The new edition draws on a wide range of recent and classical Chinese medical texts, fusing traditional theory and treatment with the actual practices of a modern Western clinic. The characteristics and treatment of 88 common disorders are examined, including the differentiation of multiple patterns and variations of each illness. Each pattern begins with a description of its etiology, clinical features, and treatment principle. This is followed by detailed herbal prescriptions (including prepared medicines) and analysis, acupuncture and other treatment modalities, dietary advice, and helpful clinical notes from practitioners with over one-hundred years of collective experience.
NEW TRENDS, OLD PRACTICES There is a new focus in this edition on chronic illnesses like obesity, diabetes, depression and infertility that are increasing worldwide. The authors show how traditional concepts and approaches can be brought to bear in the treatment of such disorders as well as chronic inflammation, autoimmune diseases and chronic fatigue.
“The iconic and well-loved books from Maclean, Lyttleton et al have been a staple in my clinic for many years. Now this combined and expanded edition from Eastland Press has added a much improved design and new topics, while the entries from the original three volumes have all been updated.”
—Steve Clavey, The Lantern
"Even for seasoned practitioners, quality reference books are essential. Even better if those books are grounded in the realities of clinical practice. The new Eastland Press edition of Will Maclean’s internal medicine desk reference exemplifies this type of reference book. This revamped edition of this classic text will be a welcome addition to the bookshelves in my clinic."
—Craig Mitchell, President, Seattle Institute of East Asian Medicine