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To the busy medical house officer, the pocket-sized manual or ever-present loose-leaf notebook serves three functions:  as a source of normal laboratory values, particularly for less commonly used tests;  as a guide to therapeutics in the management of emergencies when no time is available to leave the bedside or ward to consult standard texts; and  as a source of useful, current references when time allows and curiosity demands an extension of one's knowledge of a particular clinical situation. Although individuals are bound to vary in their reliance on a manual serving these functions, its potential usefulness is
Medical Resident's Manual.. Ann Intern Med. ;66:241–242. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-66-1-241_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1967;66(1):241-242.
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