Last updated: Fluid Management
on February 05, 2014

"“One should always strive to soften the stools". Maimonides wrote 10 medical books, on varied subjects including epilepsy, asthma, and drugs. This quote is from his fourth book, 'Treatise on Haemorrhoids'"

Moses Maimonides (1135-1204AD), An Arabic Jew, Rabbi, physician and philosopher in Morocco and Egypt

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This is a website about acute medicine. It describes the care of most acute medical emergencies. Acute medicine concerns the first 24-48h of a patients admission with an acute medical problem. The website is primarily designed for junior hospital doctors (and medical students) working in an acute medicine unit (AMU) - ie acute medicine, emergency medicine and medical take. But family practioners, nurses and others may find it useful too. It is written by a group of UK consultants, with the help of junior doctors and nurses. All practice and enjoy acute care. It is an on-going project

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