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Book Review
Community Emergency Medicine
  1. Andrew J A Giles
  1. Emergency Department, Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide, Australia
  1. Correspondence to Andrew J A Giles, Emergency Department, Royal Adelaide Hospital, North Terrace, Adelaide 5062, Australia; andrew.giles{at}

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Edited by Jim Wardrope, , Peter Driscoll, , Colville Laird, , Malcolm Woollard. . Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2008, pp 289, £25.99.

A soft-covered book with a colourful cover, Community Emergency Medicine is written by two leading lights in the College of Emergency Medicine (is it a coincidence that the initials are the same as those of the College?), an educationalist and a paramedic.

This is a very practical approach to prehospital emergencies using the primary survey as a discriminator. Repeatedly, the authors …

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