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The management of head injuries—a practical guide for the emergency room. 2nd edition.
  1. Ian Swann
  1. Consultant in Accident and Emergency Medicine, Glasgow Royal Infirmary

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    By D Currie, E Ritchie, S Scott. (Pp 196; £26.95). Oxford University Press, 2000. ISBN 0-192-63078-4.

    In this second edition David Currie, a Scottish neurosurgeon, has been joined by two anaesthetists to provide a handy guide for the management of patients with head injuries aimed at junior doctors and nurses working in the emergency room and ward setting. A welcome addition is the excellent chapter on the disturbed patient, which will be appreciated by nurses on wards that are often under staffed. Advice with which most A&E specialists would agree includes “observation …

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