ROBERT W. KEETON, F.A.C.P.; WARREN H. COLE; NATHANIEL CALLOWAY; NATHANIEL GLICKMAN; H. H. MITCHELL; J. DYNIEWICZ; D. HOWES
Convalescence embraces the recovery of a multitude of physiological processes in an individual who has suffered from trauma, disease, or an operation. These various physiological processes recover at different rates and the recovery of many is not manifested by any marked objective or subjective signs. There finally comes a time when the patient is conscious of his return to normal and is again ready for work. This transformation from illness to health is often dramatic and is frequently not accompanied by any sign which the physician can detect. The study of convalescence is concerned with the analysis of these disturbances
KEETON RW, COLE WH, CALLOWAY N, GLICKMAN N, MITCHELL HH, DYNIEWICZ J, et al. CONVALESCENCE: A STUDY IN THE PHYSIOLOGICAL RECOVERY OF NITROGEN METABOLISM AND LIVER FUNCTION1. Ann Intern Med. ;28:521–551. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-28-3-521
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1948;28(3):521-551.
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