This comprehensive text on human diseases is designed to be student friendly. It is organized in a logical, body system format, with each chapter starting with objectives and terminology. The chapters progress through a review of anatomy and physiology and then move into coverage of the most common diseases. It includes coverage of changes in the elderly and a summary with review questions at the end of each chapter. Special features, such as 'Health Highlights' and full color illustrations and photos have been added throughout to enhance student understanding. The appendix contains a glossary of terms with pronunciations. The text is concise, easy to follow, very portable, and highlights the essential information needed by the students.