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By BROOKS D. K.. , M.D. 323 pages. The Williams & Wilkins Co., Baltimore: , 1967.. Price, $13.00.

Ann Intern Med. 1967;67(4):912-913. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-67-4-912_3
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To Physicians in this country the term resuscitation has come to imply methods for reviving patients with cardiac or respiratory arrest or both. Those who expect this book to deal extensively with these problems will be disappointed, for the author has used this term in the broadest sense of the word. Admittedly, it must have been difficult to determine a title for this work.

The first chapter consists of an interesting historical outline of resuscitation. The remaining eight chapters cover such diverse subjects as "Disturbances of Fluid Electrolytes and Acid-Base Balance," "Respiratory Failure," "Shock," "Hypothermia," "Hyperbaric Oxygen," "Cardiac Disease," "Ventricular


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