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October 14, 1983

Principles and Practice of Trauma Care

Author Affiliations

University of Illinois College of Medicine Chicago

JAMA. 1983;250(14):1907. doi:10.1001/jama.1983.03340140077039

In contrast to the truism that "Everyone talks about the weather but no one does anything about it," everyone talks about trauma and many write about it. However, few works exist in which the editor and contributors are widely experienced, knowledgeable, and able to write clearly about the subject. This book adds a somewhat different dimension to the body of knowledge about trauma and trauma care. The majority of the 25 contributors have the Bellevue Hospital-New York University connection, although several Texans and others also participate. Overall, the effect is one of competence in presentation based on years of doing and teaching trauma care.

This book is not intended to be a complete or comprehensive treatise on the subject of trauma management, but rather is a collection of papers and scientific dissertations on both the more troublesome and controversial areas. These vary considerably in length, as well as in information