J. C. MEAKINS, M.D., CM., LL.D., F.R.C.P., F.A.C.P.
The prevailing interpretation of circulatory failure, particularly when conceived as cardiac in origin, is usually founded upon an anatomical concept, the reason most probably being that the special senses are appealed to. The murmurs produced by valvular defects are readily heard or felt. The irregularities of rhythm are likewise recognizable either by palpation of the pulse or by graphic records such as the electrocardiograph. The rest of the disorders or deficiencies of function are covered by that all-embracing term, myocarditis. What this exactly means is hard to define and the term has probably done more to retard our investigation of
MEAKINS JC. Modern Muscle Physiology and Circulatory Failure. Ann Intern Med. ;6:506–513. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-6-4-506
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