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Cardiac Arrest and Resuscitation

JAMA. 1959;170(3):391. doi:10.1001/jama.1959.03010030135034.
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Considering the importance of the subject of cardiac arrest and resuscitation it is surprising that this is the first comprehensive monograph to be written about it. It is not surprising that its editor should be Dr. Stephenson, since no one man has shown a more intense interest in the subject. He has been helped in this effort by several authoritative contributors. The book is all-inclusive, with chapters on history, incidence, etiology, diagnosis, management, prevention, complications, and prognosis. The author is to be commended for including a chapter on the care of the patient in the postresuscitative period, as this phase of the subject has been neglected. He has not, however, given hypothermia the emphasis it deserves as a means of preventing permanent neurological defects. Of added interest also are the chapters on the medicolegal aspects of cardiac resuscitation and elective cardiac arrest in open-heart operations. This book should be a

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