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More than fifty surgeons and physicians who are or who have been connected with the San Francisco Emergency Hospital have collaborated under Dr. Geiger's editorship in the preparation of this unusually valuable manual. The subject matter covers the wide range of conditions which may be encountered in an emergency hospital and includes all manner of surgical and medical emergencies. The manual will be an extremely practical and valuable guide to all who serve in emergency rooms. Detailed instructions are given, including the advice to apply to the completed bandage a stamp which reads "Consult your family doctor at once." The section on the care of fresh wounds is particularly good, but so are practically all the other sections. The commercial citrate flasks for blood transfusions should have been mentioned, and the consideration of vitamin deficiency, though excellent, could be omitted. Dr. Geiger is to be congratulated on his editorship of
Manual of Medical and Surgical Emergencies. JAMA. 1940;115(19):1660. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810450074034
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