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I have a tendency to compare any recently written monograph on cardiopulmonary resuscitation with that of Jude and Elam published in 1965. Feldman and Ellis have attempted to treat the same subject in a similar number of pages with a broader view (consideration of four types of anoxia, a protocol for the performance of tracheostomy, the ethics of resuscitation, etc.) and have therefore necessarily diluted their text.
Open chest cardiac massage receives more emphasis than it deserves. I believe that the same criticism is true of the discussion of alternating-current countershock. No consideration is given to the coronary care unit
Principles of Resuscitation.. Ann Intern Med. ;67:1125. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-67-5-1125_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1967;67(5):1125.
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