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This manual is well abreast of modern practice, having been revised annually since its first publication in 1936. It is conveniently arranged in loose-leaf form with eighteen chapters covering general hospital information and instruction to the resident staff as regards the admission of patients, laboratory and x-ray service, clinical photography, anesthesia, accidents and emergencies, and the general management of individual clinical departments, including isolation and psychiatry. Suitable reference is made to the use of the sulfonamide drugs, the administration of parenteral fluids, transfusions, vitamin therapy and other special procedures, and a section of twelve pages devoted to the symptoms and treatment of poisoning gives information that is exceedingly valuable to the intern and resident staff. There is likewise a convenient index of medical procedures and a list of the drugs and preparations available in the hospital pharmacy. This handbook of medical and administrative procedures prepared by a physician prominent in
Medical Policies and Procedures for the Resident Staff of the Alameda County Hospitals and Clinics. JAMA. 1941;117(26):2295. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820520091052
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