April 1951

Physiology of Shock.

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By Carl J. Wiggers, M.D., Sc.D., F.A.C.P. Price, $5. Pp. 459, with 16 tables and 56 charts. Commonwealth Fund, Division of Publications, 41 E. 57th St., New York 22, 1950.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1951;87(4):626. doi:10.1001/archinte.1951.03810040151023

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Dr. Wiggers has been so long identified with fundamental studies on the circulation that one approaches his book on the physiology of shock with great interest. Although the book embodies primarily work done in Wiggers' laboratory over a period of years, there is a comprehensive summary of the literature with full bibliographies of all aspects. The book is finely printed, and there are a number of diagrams and illustrations. This would seem to be a definitive summary of the subject up to date.

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