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Authors of pocket-size manuals intended to assist the young house officer in medical emergencies must constantly weigh brevity against completeness, simplicity of approach against accuracy, and practical value to their young readers against the criticisms of the reviewer. This brief British manual strikes a reasonable balance for its intended audience, junior physicians who have not seen the common crises of the emergency room. It contains little, however, that it is not better learned by seeing such problems with a good resident. It presents a concise and straight-forward approach, contemporary enough to include a section on hyperosmolar nonketotic coma and to
Common Medical Emergencies: A Guide for Junior Physicians.. Ann Intern Med. 1969;70:876–877. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-70-4-876_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1969;70(4):876-877.
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