Description - Intensive Care by John F. Murray
A minute-by-minute, day-by-day account of life in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of a major inner-city hospital, San Francisco General. John F. Murray, for many year Chief of the Pulmonary and Critical Care Division of the Pulmonary and Critical Care Division of the hospital and a Professor at the University of California, San Francisco, takes readers on his daily ward rounds, introducing them to the desperately ill patients he treats as well as to the young physicians and medical students who accompany him. Writing with compassion and knowledge accumulated over a long career Murray presents the true stories of patients who show up with myriad disorders: asthma, cardiac failure, gastrointestinal diseases, complications due to AIDS, the effects of drug and alcohol abuse, emphysema. The text desribes what an ICU is, what it does, who gets admitted, and how doctors and nurses make decisions concerning life-threatening medical problems.
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(229mm x 152mm x mm)
University of California Press
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Author Biography - John F. Murray
John F. Murray is Professor Emeritus of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, where he was Chief of the Pulmonary and Critical Care Division from 1966 to 1989. He is coeditor of the Textbook of Respiratory Medicine (third edition forthcoming in 2000).