The Sourcebook of Medical Science by Torstar Books is a rare acquisition which contains a foldout of the major body systems; such as, the salivary glands, esophagus, liver, gallbladder, stomach, bile duct and pancreas. Each major body part is easy to locate so that readers can easily trace the source of pain signals.
The presentation has very detailed color pictures of the lymph nodes, the lymphatic center and the lymphatic vessel. In addition, the entire spinal cord is highlighted with the dura matter and the vertebrae. There is an extensive presentation on the liver which includes a display of healthy tissue versus the cirrhotic liver.
The book contains a major exhibit on tooth structure highlighting the enamel, dentine and pulp structures very prominently. The presentation has a very detailed explanation of immune response which includes macrophages, neutrophils, B cells, suppressors, killer and helper cells which attack invading organisms.
The classic inflammatory reactions are explained; wherein, mast cells release histamine, fluids and proteins leak causing swelling and phagocytes engulf or digest bacteria. There is a magnificent stained cross-section of the Islets of Langerhorns which represent areas of endocrine tissue in the pancreas. Here, the sugar controlling hormone insulin is produced.
The book closes with an extensive drug chart. The chart explains analgesics, anti-arrhythmics, antiserums, antivenins and other classic drugs. The Sourcebook of Medical Science by Torstar Books is a very valuable acquisition for any medical reference library. Readers of this book should consult with their medical providers, as soon as, chronic pain manifests itself.Powered by Sidelines