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"Traumatology," like oncology, critical care, and neonatology, represents yet another emerging "horizontal" specialty, one that cuts across traditional systems-oriented practice boundaries. As such, it is an amalgam of expertise in such diverse fields as respiratory medicine, plastic surgery, hematology, and thoracic-cardiovascular surgery. Although much has been written about trauma and its management, hitherto there has not been a good pathophysiologically based text. To produce a major book on this topic was an ambitious enterprise that required coordination and strongly directive editing for the necessary multi-authorship. Doctors Walt and Wilson have achieved the production of a reasonably comprehensive, evenly written text
Management of Trauma: Pitfalls and Practice.. Ann Intern Med. 1975;83:925. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-83-6-925_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1975;83(6):925.
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