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This handbook serves as a convenient guide to the intern staff, particularly in relation to emergencies and general diagnostic and therapeutic procedures commonly encountered in hospital practice. It is organized in five parts which concern hospital relationships, laboratory services, medicine, surgery, therapeutic agencies and procedures. In the first part the intern is guided in his relationship to the hospital, the public and the medical staff. Medical social service functions are included, and also the subject of medical jurisprudence as it relates directly to the intern service. Laboratory and x-ray procedures are described in section two. These include bacteriologic examinations, blood chemistry studies, clinical pathology and directions regarding tissue pathology, necropsies and roentgenologic methods.
Part three, which is devoted to medical subjects, presents first an unusually detailed history and physical examination outline which would seem to be designed primarily for the needs of medical students. Various chest conditions are then described,
Interns Handbook: A Guide, Especially in Emergencies, for the Intern and the Physician in General Practice. JAMA. 1945;127(13):880. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860130140027