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August 1915


Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1915;XVI(2):340. doi:10.1001/archinte.1915.00080020194011

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Under a strange and forbidding title is concealed a work that may seem out of place in the review pages of a periodical devoted to internal medicine. But internal medicine has many frontiers and on the borderline of surgery the internist should be as much at home as he is in his own special field. In this work are gathered the later results of a study of surgical shock by a facile surgeon and no less facile writer, a keen observer and untiring student who has had the advantage of thorough training in physiological methods and physiological principles. It is not intended to discuss here the facts or conclusions announced. Many details on which the kinetic theory of shock is based have yet to be confirmed. But the book is more than a new presentation of shock. It contains many surgical experiences and suggestions that will repay careful study

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