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The clinician has a difficult task to convey experience and management skills to houseofficers. Comprehensive textbooks often avoid this problem, becoming noncommittal references devoid of practical guidelines. On the other extreme are the numerous "pocket manuals" and "phantom notes," usually lacking adequate explanations for the derivations of practical guidelines. There is a conceptual gap between the scientific foundations of medicine and the mechanics of evaluating and treating patients. Dr. Woerlee offers extensive clinical knowledge to fill this gap.
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Common Perioperative Problems and the Anaesthetist. Ann Intern Med. 1989;110:950. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-110-11-950_2
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