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November 1933

Trabajos de la Catedra de Semiologia.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1933;52(5):827. doi:10.1001/archinte.1933.00160050180012

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This is a collection of reprints from the department of symptomatology at the National Clinical Hospital in Buenos Aires. Naturally it is impossible to review them all. Most of the papers are on diseases of the heart. Cardiologists will doubtless be interested in the fourth paper, in which Dr. Padilla and his colleagues report their observations in three cases in which a catheter was passed through one of the veins of the arm into the right auricle, and in one case in which the right ventricle was punctured and blood removed. With this technic they were able to determine the minute circulatory volume. In two of the cases the values obtained with the indirect method were practically the same as those obtained with the direct method. In the others there was a difference of 20 per cent between the two figures. In another paper Padilla and Cossio describe the electrical

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