F. R. SCHEMM, M.D., F.A.C.P.
This paper presents the details of a régime which, in the past eight years, has been used in approximately 600 separate periods of treatment carried out on a series of about 400 cases of advanced disease, 96 per cent of which were cases of cardiovascular-renal disease. In this series there were about 375 cases, or 94 per cent, with gross heart disease, of which over 200 showed gross edema.
Only a few of the reasons which led to a trial of this régime can be mentioned here. There are clinical observations77 to 93 from Withering through Austin Flint to recent
SCHEMM FR. A HIGH FLUID INTAKE IN THE MANAGEMENT OF EDEMA, ESPECIALLY CARDIAC EDEMA: I. THE DETAILS AND BASIS OF THE RÉGIME1. Ann Intern Med. ;17:952–969. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-17-6-952
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1942;17(6):952-969.
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