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Because the categories of serious medical emergencies are few, their recognition and management can be conveniently outlined in pocket manuals. Through the years various house staffs have updated and modified with varying degrees of success, usually for intramural but occasionally for wider use, the regimens to be followed in their respective institutions. Although the spread of an intramural manual beyond the walls of an institution seems to result as much from the prestige of the institution and its disciples as from the manual itself, no amount of institutional prestige will carry a truly inferior manual very far. How far this
Medical Emergency Manual.. Ann Intern Med. 1973;78:467. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-78-3-467_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1973;78(3):467.
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