August 1946

Pulmonary Edema and Inflammation; an Analysis of Processes Involved in the Formation and Removal of Pulmonary Transudates and Exudates.

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Monographs in Medicine and Public Health, Number 7. By C. K. Drinker, M.D. Price, $2.50. Pp. 106, with 27 illustrations. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1945.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1946;78(2):252. doi:10.1001/archinte.1946.00220020130010

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In this monograph Drinker has combined the studies that have been made by him and his associates at Harvard on the physiologic mechanisms and pathologic changes that are responsible for the functioning of the lung in the first place and in the second place for the production of disease. His own investigations he has correlated with the researches of others to produce a book which should be of inestimable value to the clinician. Edema of the lungs is a very common medical emergency with which the physician should be thoroughly acquainted, not only with how it is produced but also with how to combat it.

Lastly, Drinker discusses the problems of artificial respiration and reviews the various technics employed in maintaining artificial respiration. Cessation of respiration is an important, often dramatic and frequently catastrophic accident in medicine with which all physicians should be thoroughly familiar. The book is authoritative, practical

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