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April 1979

Recent Advances in Intensive Therapy

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Stamford, Conn

Arch Surg. 1979;114(4):551. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1979.01370280205041

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This is an interesting book devoted to emphasizing the recent advances in the care of critically ill patients. There are 36 contributing authors and the 18 chapters are short and well supported by references. It has excellent and up-to-date reviews of problems encountered in the intensive care unit, as well as chapters regarding primary and secondary transportation of critically ill patients and the selection and prognosis of patients requiring intensive care. Although it is not a practical manual of intensive therapy, there are helpful technical suggestions throughout the book, for example, the excellent chapter on "Fiberoptic Bronchoscopy and Intubation." The numerous illustrations clearly support the text. The contributors are from Scotland, England, the United States, France, and Sweden; so, the book not only relates the experiences in many countries but also underscores the fact that the problems encountered in the intensive care unit are common to us all.

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