Morphin was used extensively in the treatment of the wounded during the recent war, and at the present time it is almost routinely employed by many surgeons preparatory to operative procedures in civilian practice. The experiments herein reported were made in an attempt to determine the influence of morphin on the development of shock. The problem was studied from the point of view of a possible influence on the blood pressure and on the carbon dioxid capacity of the blood. Most of the observations were made at the Central Medical Department Laboratory, Dijon, France, during the summer of 1918. Preliminary reports1 have already been published, since which time a number of other articles have been added to the literature on the subject, and it seems worth while to present the results of these experiments in more detail.
THE EFFECT OF MORPHIN ON THE BLOOD PRESSURE
—The early work
CATTELL M. STUDIES IN EXPERIMENTAL TRAUMATIC SHOCKVIII. THE INFLUENCE OF MORPHIN ON THE BLOOD PRESSURE AND ALKALI RESERVE IN TRAUMATIC SHOCK. Arch Surg. 1923;7(1):96–110. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1923.01120010099006
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