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August 29, 1959


JAMA. 1959;170(18):2205. doi:10.1001/jama.1959.03010180057015

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Acute injuries and their emergency care are assuming increasing importance to both the physician and the surgeon. Progress which has been made in the treatment of nontraumatic illness, on the one hand, and the frequency of automotive injuries have focused attention on the need for extending scientific information on the management of trauma. Present-day emphasis on drugs, while important, has tended to obscure some of the fundamental principles of treatment of the acutely injured patient, including the rational use of replacement fluids, as well as analgesic, antimicrobial, and immunological agents. Accordingly, the A. M. A. Council on Drugs, in cooperation with the Academy of Medicine of Cleveland and Cuyahoga County Medical Society, Western Reserve University School of Medicine, the Ohio State Medical Association, and the Ohio Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons, is sponsoring a one-day symposium on The Therapy of Acute Injuries to be held in

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