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The primary purpose of this book is the education and guidance of the house staff of the Los Angeles County Hospital. It is full of useful, concise information on all subjects of immediate practical value to a resident hospital staff. It is really astounding that so much information can be contained in a volume of this size. All phases of medicine are covered including general medicine, general surgery, urology, orthopedics, gynecology, obstetrics, dermatology. Comprehensive instruction is given in the many diagnostic and therapeutic procedures used in a modern hospital today. The information is up-to-date and authoritative. The common laboratory procedures are outlined together with the indications for their use. There are new chapters in this edition on body fluid and electrolyte balance, anticoagulant therapy, immediate management of the unconscious patient and medicolegal briefs. The commonly used drugs and prescriptions from the hospital formulary are given as well as a list
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