MIRACL OF MILITARY MEDICINE by Albert Q. Maisel

MIRACL OF MILITARY MEDICINE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Simplification, ""pop"" style, of the advances of medicine which have either been the result of war, or are selected for this volume because they will prove invaluable in war time. Good material -- some new, some familiar. Shock treatment, plasma and the blood bank, the closed cast for compound fractures and its reduction of gangrene, Dr. Moorhead and the replacement of the X-ray with the ""locator"" treatment of burns, of infections with the sulfa drugs; plastic, brain and chest surgery; malaria and the new substitute for quinine; local anaesthesia. Finally, army medicine in practice, flight surgeons, field doctors, etc. Science simplified, which seems a popular gag these days.

Pub Date: Jan. 29th, 1942
Publisher: Duell, Sloan & Pearce