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Starting with a brief but stylish historical introduction, the authors discuss the various aspects of tetanus in conventional fashion. Drawing on their own extensive experience, they have produced an eminently readable little volume.
A generous third of the book is concerned with diagnosis and therapy. Here the definitely personal nature of their reporting provides several instances where clinicians in the United States might prefer a different emphasis. For example, on page 41 the authors recommend instilling antimicrobial powder directly into wounds at the time of debridement, a practice long discarded here in favor of systemic therapy. They state several times
Tetanus.. Ann Intern Med. ;72:767–768. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-72-5-767_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1970;72(5):767-768.
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