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The subject material presented in this book is a continuation of and somewhat dependent on the material presented in a previous book by the author (Shock and Related Capillary Phenomena, New York, Oxford University Press, 1938).
The book is divided into two parts. The first part deals with the vascular dynamics of shock, while the second part discusses the prevention, recognition and management of shock. There is a pertinent summary at the conclusion of each chapter. The book contains an adequate number of suitable illustrations. The list of references appended cites many of the important contributions to the subject but is incomplete. The type and the format are excellent and make for easy reading.
The author shows a broader knowledge of the subject in this volume than in his first book and exhibits less bias for one particular theory of the cause of shock. The book is well written. The
Shock: Its Dynamics, Occurrence and Management. Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1943;71(3):442. doi:10.1001/archinte.1943.00210030143024
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