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December 14, 1957

Emergencies in General Practice: Specially Commissioned Articles from the British Medical Journal January 1955 to June 1956 (Fully Revised)

JAMA. 1957;165(15):2028. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02980330130032

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The reprinted articles have been brought up to date in this volume. The term "emergency" is broadly interpreted so that a wide variety of conditions are described. The sections on hemorrhage, anesthesia, and obstetrics are particularly good, but that on cardiac emergencies is incomplete. Such important conditions as Stokes-Adams syndrome and paroxysmal tachycardia are omitted. American readers will note that certain conditions are described under unfamiliar titles. For instance, the treatment of episodes of acute right ventricular failure in cor pulmonale is placed under the title dangerous bronchitis." The articles are all short, to the point, and well written. There is a good index. The general practitioner should find much valuable information in this book.

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