May 1957

Handbook of Pediatric Medical Emergencies.

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By Adolph George De Sanctis and Charles Varga. Price, $6.25. Pp. 389, with 73 illustrations. C. V. Mosby Company, 3207 Washington Blvd., St. Louis 3, 1956.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1957;99(5):844. doi:10.1001/archinte.1957.00260050172029

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This is an inexpensive book which would be particularly useful to the busy practitioner who does not have immediate access to adequate library facilities when faced with a medical emergency. It contains a great deal of information pertaining to the diagnosis as well as the treatment of various situations of acute illness in infants and children. Doses of antibiotics and numerous medications for pediatric patients are adequately discussed. The subject material covers a wide span of emergencies, including the cardiovascular, genitourinary, nervous, and respiratory systems. Numerous other problems which commonly confront physicians are reviewed, such as poisonings, epistaxis, and insect, animal, and human bites. A chapter describing techniques of a number of procedures essential in pediatric care, such as venapunctures, aspiration of subdural hematoma, and paracenteses, is made quite lucid by photographs and diagrams. At the conclusion of each chapter a list of recommended references is presented where the reader

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