Written in association with The Royal College of General Practitioners, this encyclopedia will aid in the diagnosis of all common ailments from the common cold to chronic fatigue syndrome. Chapters provide explanations of particular anatomical systemms and the illnesses that can affect them. Dr Peter Fermie is a GP with specialist knowledge on exercise, addictive behaviour, the nervous system, HIV and AIDS, children's health and palliative care. Dr Stephen Shepherd is a full-time GP with wide experience of medicine. He has written many articles for publications such as GP magazine. His medical interests include surgery, primary health care and circulatory issues.