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A number of university hospitals have printed their own "technique book" or "manual of procedures." The best of these, carried to smaller institutions for graduates or trainees, have won places of real regard in ward libraries. Dr. Cooper's relatively slim, inexpensive, and paperback volume inevitably invites comparison with such books. It falls short in this comparison mainly by virtue of its emphasis on surgical matters. There are sound chapters on preoperative and postoperative problems. Techniques are well-described and adequately illustrated. Sections on shock, burns, and the immediate care of the seriously injured are done well. Although it contains sections on
Ward Procedures and Techniques.. Ann Intern Med. ;67:467. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-67-2-467_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1967;67(2):467.
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