This latest do-it-yourself doctor book offers useful advice for contending with ""the common ailments of mankind,"" from abrasion to whooping cough. How to treat diaper rash, menstrual disorders, fish hook injuries, and body odor. Recognizing the symptoms of depression, cancer, syphilis. Where to go for help with cerebral palsy or arthritis. How to prevent measles. What you can do for yourself, and what you can expect the doctor to do for you. With index, calorie guide, conversion tables, and notes on how to read a prescription. As Dr. Taylor points out, ""Medical consultation might be enlightening, but it's likely that the physician will prescribe therapy that needs no written prescription."" The point is not to waste your time and money on an office visit when you can let your fingers do the walking.