We had an older version of this book in our home when I was growing up, and I remember my mom referencing it often. This new version of the Canadian Medical Association Complete Home Medical Guide includes several charts and instructional material that, I feel, greatly improve the book.
Not only is this a great book to have around when you’re not sure what to do in certain situations, but this is also a great educational book for children (and adults). If your child needs to write a report or needs information on something, you can be sure that the facts and figures are all up-to-date and accurate, because the Canadian Medical Association stands behind it.
This is the type of book that will come in handy for years to come, whether you have children or not. Check out one of many handy charts included in the book:
To tell you the truth, I don’t buy many books anymore, in an effort to pair-down my belongings. Well, at least when it comes to fiction—I love my reference books and happily shipped them from Vancouver to Calgary when I moved here. I will continue to consult a reference book like this one, for a long time, so I see it as highly valuable to hold onto.
As I get older, I am starting to think more about my health. The charts in this book, like above are really interesting to me for this reason—if I feel this, then what should I be doing? I know that some people like to just go online to find out the answers to medical questions, but I can never be sure how reliable that information is. Knowing that the Canadian Medical Association endorsed this book makes me trust the information within it—plus, I am a huge DK Canada fan so this book is a real winner in my mind.
Do you have a reference book like this at home and what do you end up using it for?