Medicine: Diagnosis by the Book

Harried by hair loss? If you are a healthy male, there is really no cure for a balding pate, except a toupee or a hair transplant. Caught a cold? Forget about those nostrums plugged on TV, unless you want to toss your money away. Stymied by a sex problem? Your trouble is probably psychological, because the bedroom is only a microcosm of the outside world's stresses and strains.

These bits of blunt advice are not delivered by a kindly country doctor but by an unusual new medical guide for lay people. Unlike most other books in this proliferating genre, Symptoms: The Complete...

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