This handbook was originally written for the use of the resident staff and for physicians enrolled in the courses offered by the pediatrics department of the Post-Graduate Medical School of New York University-Bellevue Medical Center.
It has now been enlarged and revised for general publication. Because of its wealth of readily utilized information, it will, no doubt, soon be a standard reference for the practicing pediatrician and general practitioner, as well as for pediatric hospital staffs and hospital emergency departments.
The handbook is divided into ten chapters, an addendum, and an appendix.
The chapter on cardiovascular emergencies covers acute cardiac failure, arrhythmias, and pericardial effusion.
Under the heading of gastrointestinal emergencies, the treatment of acute toxic diarrhea is well covered, and this section includes a helpful table of electrolyte contents of replacement solutions, with comments as to their uses.
The chapter on genitourinary emergencies is short but covers anuria, injuries,