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Manual of Emergencies, Medical, Surgical and Obstetric: Their Pathology, Diagnosis and Treatment

JAMA. 1936;107(9):739. doi:10.1001/jama.1936.02770350107033.
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This little book has made an excellent impression. Packed within its covers is a wealth of sensible information and advice concerning the most urgent situations in medical and surgical practice. The general plan is to consider each condition under the headings of pathology and physiology, symptoms, diagnosis, prognosis and treatment. A wide field is covered. The first section deals with the dangerous emergencies in diseases of the respiratory system and includes hemorrhages, spasmodic laryngitis, spasm of the glottis, edema of the larynx, asthma, foreign bodies and injuries to the trachea, acute pulmonary edema, massive collapse of the lung, and pneumothorax. The second section deals with the emergencies of heart disease such as cardiac dyspnea, auricular fibrillation, anginal attacks, pericardial effusion and heart wounds. The common causes of sudden loss of consciousness and of convulsions are discussed. The short section dealing with intestinal obstruction, intussusception, strangulated hernia, acute pancreatitis and abdominal

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