C. SIDNEY BURWELL, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Knowledge of the general level of venous pressure may be usefully applied to the evaluation of cardiac failure and of pericardial obstruction and it may sometimes serve as a guide to the management of these conditions. These applications are widely known and practised. This communication is concerned, not with the general level of venous pressure, but with the study and utilization of local venous pressures in the understanding and description of disease. My colleagues and I were led to make the observations here reported by certain phenomena encountered during our study of pregnant women.1 During the physical examination of such
BURWELL CS. AN ARTICLE CONTRIBUTED TO AN ANNIVERSARY VOLUME IN HONOR OF DOCTOR JOSEPH HERSEY PRATT: A COMPARISON OF THE PRESSURES IN ARM VEINS AND FEMORAL VEINS WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO CHANGES DURING PREGNANCY1. Ann Intern Med. ;11:1305–1310. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-11-7-1305
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1938;11(7):1305-1310.
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