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One hopes that ambulances find their way to Boston City Hospital more accurately than this red-covered book approaches its goal of giving "... the reader an understanding of the decision-making process involved in handling of medical emergencies." This ambitious task is not accomplished in its 18 chapters by 20 current or past Boston City Hospital staff members. The chief flaw is stated on line four of the middle page: "Cookbook therapy is frequently hazardous," yet it is impossible to do more in the six pages devoted to acute cardiac failure or the nine devoted to hypertensive crisis. Almost a page
Medical Emergencies.. Ann Intern Med. ;89:434–435. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-89-3-434_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1978;89(3):434-435.
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