November 1972

Emergency Treatment and Management

Author Affiliations

Camp Pendleton, Calif


By Thomas Flint, Jr, MD, and Harvey D Kane, MD. Price, $11.50. Pp 733. WB Saunders Co, Philadelphia, 1970.

Arch Surg. 1972;105(5):805-806. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1972.04180110122037

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Doctors Flint and Kane, industrial physicians for the Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, Richmond and Sacramento, have published a fourth edition to their popular handbook detailing emergency treatment and management. This book covers not only the emergency treatment of specific conditions, but also has three outstanding portions not found in usual textbooks.

The first of these is a section of the book dealing with resuscitation, suicide, and tests applicable to emergency cases, and an updated section on tetanus immunization and the nature of triage. These are conditions often encountered in emergency rooms and the philosophy of this care is seldom stated so succinctly as by these two authors.

The second unusual section of the book is the blue-colored middle section of 200 pages dealing with acute poisoning. This is really the heart and finest portion of their book; the poisons are arranged alphabetically and symptoms and antidotes are listed.

The third unusual

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