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A generation of coronary care nurses grew up by reading Intensive Coronary Care—A Manual for Nurses, which Meltzer, Pinneo, and Kitchell prepared in 1965. Its familiar yellow cover is a fixture in hundreds of coronary care units in both hemispheres. In response to those physicians and nurses who have considered the manual too much of a "cookbook," this new work may justly be viewed as a "gourmet guide." Its contents range from a history of the concept of the coronary care unit through the traditional litany of myocardial infarction: diagnosis, course, complications, and management. What is remarkable is the thoroughness
Textbook of Coronary Care.. Ann Intern Med. ;79:474. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-79-3-474_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1973;79(3):474.
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