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April 8, 1933

Hospital Practice for Interns.

JAMA. 1933;100(14):1135. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740140059037

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This book, which can be carried in the pocket, is designed to give interns a ready source of the kind of information they need in prescribing rationally for patients in their charge. The body of the book contains a list of drugs selected from the Pharmacopeia and New and Nonofficial Remedies, arranged according to their effects, under headings such as circulatory stimulants, diuretics and sedatives. Preceding the section on materia medica are rules for interns, intended for adoption by hospital administrations with such changes as the individual hospital staff may find necessary. While brief, these rules seem to have covered all important points in the relation of the intern to the hospital and to patients. Sections on common emergencies and on laboratory data follow. These are perhaps rather brief, but the book itself is evidently not intended to be a compendium of facts so much as an immediate source of

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