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April 1959

The Management of Emergencies in Thoracic Surgery.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1959;103(4):675-676. doi:10.1001/archinte.1959.00270040161022

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This book, even though it deals primarily with emergencies occurring in diseases of the chest wall and intrathoracic organs, also discusses some of the basic principles of the endobronchial anatomy and thoracic physiology as far as it is important to the clinician and thoracic surgeon. It also deals with the routine daily tasks of pre- and postoperative care, which should be of great help to residents in surgery facing those problems nearly every day. Some parts of the the book are practically an outline, listing the main points with only a little discussion. The way the subject matter is presented it forms a guide book for medical students, nurses, physical therapists, and other ancillary specialties. The book is also of value for orientation for residents in training in general and thoracic surgery. Several points in the treatment of thoracic emergencies express the author's opinion rather forcefully. His statements are always

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