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An uneven quality of its chapters and a variable sense of overall direction (aims and audience) are the major problems with this book, which developed out of a postgraduate medical meeting on the theme of crisis medicine. Thirty authors have written 25 short chapters on handling and care of emergency situations ranging from the acute abdomen and diabetic ketoacidosis to toxic reactions in drug abuse. Some of the chapters are lucid, concise, and useful (for example, those on coma and upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage). Others are compromised by an apparent uncertainty of direction. Almost three pages are devoted to tracheostomy care
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Crises In Medicine.. Ann Intern Med. 1974;80:126. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-80-1-126_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1974;80(1):126.
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