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This book written by an activeduty medical officer covers a wide experience of experimental study and clinical treatment of shock. Shock has been a subject of great interest to COL Hardaway as evidenced by his years of experimental laboratory studies at several hospitals, experience which resulted in numerous publications. With this background, he designed and set up a shock unit at Walter Reed General Hospital. From his staff he picked surgical research teams to go to the Republic of Vietnam to study the numerous aspects of shock in the wounded patient. From these sources the author has brought together information in support of disseminated intravascular coagulation and its relation to shock. He discusses the physiological, histological, and biochemical changes as they pertain to his theory of shock. Clinical information obtained at Walter Reed General Hospital and in Vietnam is presented in the form of numerous tables and patient summaries which
Hughes C. Clinical Management of Shock. Surgical and Medical.. Arch Intern Med. 1969;124(5):644. doi:10.1001/archinte.1969.00300210126033
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