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January 17, 1959

Emergency Treatment and Management

JAMA. 1959;169(3):304. doi:10.1001/jama.1959.03000200102023

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This book consists of three general divisions: general medical principles and procedures; emergency treatment of specific conditions; and administrative, clerical, and medicolegal principles and procedures. It is compact and easily transportable. The specific topics are numbered and the sections on diagnosis and emergency treatment are readable and in outline form. The book covers most common emergencies in internal medicine, general and traumatic surgery, pediatrics, and obstetrics that would be met in the office, hospital emergency room, or the home. The specific emergencies are covered in a concise manner devoid of controversial points for the sake of brevity. In some instances only one treatment is suggested, thus unintentionally implying that no other methods are acceptable. The section on acute poisoning is excellent. It provides an extensive list of common poisons with their characteristics, symptoms, and treatment. A list of the toxic ingredients in a wide variety of commercial preparations is also

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