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September 1959

The Treatment of Emergencies: Those Which Occur in the Office Practice of Dermatology

Author Affiliations

Santa Barbara, Calif.

From the Department of Dermatology (Maximilian E. Obermayer, M.D., Chairman), University of Southern California School of Medicine.

AMA Arch Derm. 1959;80(3):294-299. doi:10.1001/archderm.1959.01560210036008

Emergencies occur so infrequently in office medical practice that the physician may find himself unprepared in differential diagnosis and appropriate treatment.

This is a review, presented first in very brief summary to furnish an instantaneous reference; followed by a more detailed discussion of the various types of reactions and their treatment and, finally, a resume of prophylactic methods, purposely placed in this sequence in the belief that that is the order in which anyone encountering an emergency will find more useful.

An abbreviated guide for extreme emergency is as follows:

Important points: supine posture, patent airway, proximal tourniquet, constant attendance.

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