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Handbook of Critical Care Medicine

TERENCE D. RAFFERTY, MD
Arch Surg. 1980;115(6):797-798. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1980.01380060093029.
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This volume consists of a series of manuscripts solicited from the various speakers at the 14th Annual Symposium on Critical Care Medicine of the University of Southern California Post Graduate Medical School, 1976. The high-quality nonglossy paper and good-sized print make the book easily readable. The title does not do justice to the stated aims of the editors, which are to provide a practical update and reference source. The book is divided into sections as follows: cardiovascular crises, respiratory crises, metabolic and neuropsychiatric crises, and diagnostic and monitoring techniques. Despite being a multiauthored work, the quality of the contributions are, for the most part, even. Certain chapters survey a narrow aspect of the field, review the related literature in depth, and present current experimental data. The chapters by Winkle are outstanding. Wyle and Henning unabashedly present and defend the authors' views relative to colloid osmotic pressure, and this seems quite

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