A Patient's Guide to Medical Testing. Professional Edition. By Fox Marion Laffey Schnabel Truman G., pages. The Charles Press Publishers, Bowie, Maryland, 1979. Price, $15.99.

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Abstract

The usefulness of this book is obvious; we clinicians are all faced with the dilemna of appropriately informing patients without scaring hell out of them. Dr. Schnabel and Nurse Fox have produced a pretty good book to help.

The main body is organized by organ systems. Each chapter begins with a very short discussion of the anatomy, physiology, and diseases of the body system for which the diagnostic procedures are to be prescribed. For each test, the authors tell what the test tests, what preparation is needed, and how the test is performed, including where and by whom. They also

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