After the publication of Emergency Neurology: Principles and Practice, many emergency
medicine residents inquired whether a handbook based on the main text
would be available. As a result, we developed a handbook to be carried by emergency
physicians, extending our initial goal of disseminaing the principles of
emergency neurology to emergency physicians and providing a ready resource
in caring for patients with neurological emergencies. As we embarked upon the
handbook project, we realized that this is a daunting challenge.
In 1887, Anton Weichselbaum, a Viennese doctor, was the first to report the
isolation of meningococci from patients with meningitis (1). Shortly after, came
the first description of lumbar puncture in living patients (2), leading to the isolation
of meningococci from acute cases of meningitis. Three years later, Kiefer
grew meningococci from the nasopharynx of cases of meningococcal disease,
and from their contacts (3), a finding of immense significance in advancing
understanding of the epidemiology and pathogenesis of the disease.
(BQ) Part 2 book "Manual of ICU procedures" presents the following contents: Neurological procedures (jugular venous oximetry, lumbar puncture, epidural analgesia,...), gastrointestinal-abdominal-genitourinary procedures; miscellaneous.