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October 1949

Manual of Medical Emergencies.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1949;84(4):665. doi:10.1001/archinte.1949.00230040144018

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The authors of this book are professors in the State University of Iowa College of Medicine and apparently enjoy teaching. They have assembled an admirable manual. As the title foretells, it deals with the treatment of the kind of emergencies which any doctor is likely to encounter—emergencies that require artificial respiration or the use of oxygen, circulatory emergencies, poisonings, burns, comas and serious anaphylactic reactions.

The book is written positively, it gives intelligent, readily understandable advice in regard to the management of a variety of accidents, and the fact that it is so dogmatic makes it all the more readable. The illustrations are also helpful; a few cartoons that have been introduced are not particularly cogent.

The book is of a size and shape to fit easily into one's bag or pocket. On the whole it should be of great service, as its dedication suggests, to the general practitioner, who

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