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May 1954

Physiologic Effects of Wounds.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1954;93(5):804. doi:10.1001/archinte.1954.00240290162017

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In 1944, the Commanding General, North African Theater of Operations, appointed a medical board to study the treatment of the severely wounded. This group, with the late Tracy B. Mallory as its chairman, included H. K. Beecher, C. H. Burnett, S. L. Shapino, F. A. Simeone, L. D. Smith, and E. R. Sullivan and their report was edited by Dr. Beecher. The problems of performing multiple chemical tests on blood and urine of recently wounded men under army field conditions in Italy must have been immense. As a result of these efforts there is assembled in this book a mountainous collection of data from 186 wounded men regarding so-called lower nephron nephrosis, shock, liver function, and the crush syndrome, with particular emphasis on the first-named. Data are presented completely in tabular and often in graphic form, with some discussion. The chief value of the volume in its present form will

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