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August 19, 1939

Interns Handbook: A Guide, Especially in Emergencies, for the Intern and the Physician in General Practice

JAMA. 1939;113(8):709. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800330075031

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This volume contains much information that should be useful to the intern. An attempt is made, however, to cover entirely too much territory for a handbook. The book was devised by an editorial committee aided by thirty-five other committees (each with from one to thirteen members), consisting of committees on allergy, anesthesia, antisyphilitic treatment, dehydration, dermatology, diet drugs, fever, gynecology, injuries of the head, history, infectious diseases, intern relations, laboratory, medical jurisprudence, medicine, neurology, nursing, obstetrics, ophthalmology, otolaryngology, pediatrics, proctology, psychiatry, resuscitation, serums and vaccines, sex hormones, shock, social service, solutions, surgery, toxicology, urology, vehicles and flavors, and vitamins. The first section deals with the relation of the intern, hospital and public and contains a section on medical jurisprudence which has some material that is not applicable in all states. The section on laboratory medicine comprises useful information on bacteriologic, biochemical and pathologic tests. The general section on medicine and

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