VIRGIL H. MOON, M.D.
Several years ago attention was called (Moon), to changes in blood concentration incident to shock. The accumulation of additional data, from clinical and experimental sources, justifies further consideration of this subject. The term hemoconcentration will be used to designate a rapid increase in the erythrocytic content of the blood. Some authors have shown concentration by increased specific gravity of the blood, and have given no data concerning the red cells. The specific gravity of red cells is higher than that of plasma, hence erythrocytosis raises the specific gravity of the whole blood. In order to include such observations in the
MOON VH. THE OCCURRENCE AND CLINICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF HEMOCONCENTRATION1. Ann Intern Med. ;13:451–475. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-13-3-451
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1939;13(3):451-475.
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