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July 17, 1954

Dringliche Therapie in der inneren Medizin.

JAMA. 1954;155(12):1118. doi:10.1001/jama.1954.03690300096025

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The author of this handbook points out that the successful treatment of emergencies that may arise in the course of internal diseases is one of the most difficult but most satisfying of professional experiences. He states that the chief purpose of his book is to put into the hands of physicians descriptions of quick but adequate methods of meeting such crises. The book is divided into 10 chapters covering diseases of the heart and vessels, respiratory organs, brain, stomach and intestines, urinary organs, and gallbladder; diseases of metabolism and internal secretion; the control of hemorrhage; and acute poisoning. Electrical accidents, heat stroke, mountain sickness, motion sickness, and burns are discussed in an appendix. There is an index of remedies with a brief explanation of their synonyms and an index of diseases and symptoms. The subdivisions of each chapter are clearly defined. If a condition such as shock and collapse may

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