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"Living within the circle of the immediate, the technical, the practical, they were apparently unaware of the fundamental activities involved in the phenomena of life." Because emergency care is quintessentially the practice of the immediate, technical, and practical, texts about it can easily be so circumscribed. However, the editors and authors of this handbook have made a commendable effort not to do so, for the good reason that the needs of the elderly do not respond well to the short-term simplification implied by action separate from thought.
Twenty-four chapters cover the organ systems, some special disorders such as hypothermia and
Handbook of Geriatric Emergency Care.. Ann Intern Med. 1984;101:893–894. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-101-6-893_4
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1984;101(6):893-894.
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