Did you ever want a medical book that was not too wordy and one that you could understand? The Patient's Resource Almanac written by a nurse practitioner is perfect. Set up like an almanac, short descriptions of ailments and what to do about them to other tidbits of info. You not only learn what each medical symptom is but short descriptions. By no means a replacement for seeing a medical professional but an interesting compilation of the most common.
Lots of pictures definitions and resources. I really enjoyed this little book, I have been seeing nurse practitioners for over 20 years and I find that the ones that I have had are knowledgeable and compassionate. This little book is a keeper for any bookshelf, plus the cover is very nostalgic and gorgeous.