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February 1, 1936

The Special Procedures in Diagnosis and Treatment: An Outline for Their Understanding and Performance

JAMA. 1936;106(5):409. doi:10.1001/jama.1936.02770050065034

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This booklet is an outline of a course of lectures and demonstrations given for the fourth year students of the Stanford University School of Medicine. The methods given have been used in the medical wards of Stanford University hospitals for many years. Four pages are devoted to observation of body temperature, pulse and respiration. There are five pages on the regulation of the activity of patients and general hygienic measures. There are twelve pages on subcutaneous medication. Blood transfusion, the stomach tube, local measures directed toward the bowel, hydrotherapy, thoracentesis, abdominal and pericardial paracentesis, spinal puncture, mechanical measures in the treatment of edema, oxygen and carbon dioxide therapy are all presented in brief outline form. A few well chosen references are given at the end of each subject. The booklet should prove to be useful to interns in dealing with various emergencies and complications. It easily fits into any coat

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