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To the intern or the young surgeon who is confronted with a great variety of emergency cases in an emergency room, a reference book giving standard basic principles in the diagnosis and management of a variety of such cases is invaluable. Hamilton Bailey's Emergency Surgery is such a book.
The diagnostic points of most types of trauma, and also various intrinsically emergency conditions are listed, and long-established, generally accepted methods of treatment are described. Chapters and sections dealing with basic pathophysiology, that is, acid-base, water balance, and electrolyte changes that may occur in various emergency states (shock, cardiac arrest, burns,
Hamilton Bailey's Emergency Surgery.. Ann Intern Med. 1968;68:721. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-68-3-721_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1968;68(3):721.
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