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November 1971

Pulmonary Edema in Man and Animals.

Arch Intern Med. 1971;128(5):839. doi:10.1001/archinte.1971.00310230152028

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This small volume attempts to present a comprehensive review of the experimental and clinical aspects of pulmonary edema. To me, its chief strengths were its recitation of the names of the various scientists who have studied the problem, (with brief mention of their specific contributions) and summaries of experimental approaches to mechanisms and management.

It is well for the physician to be reminded of the diverse laboratory and clinical situations in which pulmonary edema may be encountered. The chief weaknesses are the incomplete description or lack of documentation of certain clinical states mentioned as causes of pulmonary edema, ie, uremia, bronchial asthma, pleurisy.

The references are adequate in some sections and almost totally lacking in others. Certain of the material presented in earlier chapters is repeated later. The recommended measures for home, emergency room, and hospital treatment would not find universal acceptance and the dose of lanatoside C (Cedilanid) is

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