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The book reviewer should always bear in mind that he owes more to the prospective reader than to the author—he reviews for the reader's guidance and not the author's gratification. This attitude is perhaps more than ever applicable in reviewing a manual for emergency and therefore vital use; such a book should obviously be of the highest quality.
This small volume which is pocket-sized, is clearly and readably printed. The illustrations are helpful and in places amusing. The first two chapters are excellent and deal with Airway, Artificial Respiration and Oxygen Therapy. There follows a more mediocre chapter on Circulatory
Manual of Medical Emergencies.. Ann Intern Med. 1950;32:786–787. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-32-4-786_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1950;32(4):786-787.
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