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May 12, 1945

The Diagnosis and Treatment of Acute Medical Disorders

JAMA. 1945;128(2):158. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860190094028

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Abstract

The author has written a small but valuable book intended primarily for the general practitioner and medical student. Drawing from his more than twenty years' experience as clinical director of the Milwaukee County Hospital he has observed that, while chronic disorders are managed satisfactorily, difficulties are encountered in the treatment of the acute diseases. The subject matter is well organized and written in a style that is read with ease. The book begins with a comprehensive discussion of the acute vascular episodes, including the management of cerebral vascular crises and acute vascular occlusions. This is followed by chapters on diseases of the blood and heart, metabolic disorders, diseases of the nervous system, kidneys, lungs and acute abdominal emergencies. Chapters on the acute infections, tropical diseases and acute poisonings are presented in outline form. A final short chapter on drugs summarizes the pharmacology of digitalis and the sulfonamides. Lengthy discussions of

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