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In case someone hasn't noticed, emergency medicine is burgeoning—and a gradual codification of the discipline is being fostered by books such as this one, which I would describe as quite competent overall with some of its chapters qualifying as excellent. Edited by a nurse (Sproul) and a physician (Mullanney), its list of contributors, who are largely (or solely) from the San Diego-La Jolla area, includes physicians, nurses, a medical student, and a battery (no pun) of four attorneys.
There is considerable breadth here: from "The Unconscious Patient" through "Poisons" (ingested and reptilian) and "Emergency Orthopedics" and on to "The Acute
Emergency Care. Assessment and Intervention.. Ann Intern Med. 1975;83:290–291. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-83-2-290_2
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