H. J. L. MARRIOTT
Edema is a simple little word of humble Greek origin; and that is as far as edema walks with humility and simplicity. Its pathogenesis now presents one of the most complex problems in pathophysiology and many theories have already foundered in the uncharted sea of edema fluid. If among the complexities of today's concepts there is one trend towards simplification, it is that attention is now focused on one central mechanism, salt retention, as the fons et origo of most types of edema; whereas a decade or so ago it was customary to ascribe different mechanisms to different types of
H. J. L. MARRIOTT. SOME OBSERVATIONS ON THE PATHOGENESIS OF CARDIAC EDEMA. Ann Intern Med. 1954;41:377–385. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-41-2-377
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1954;41(2):377-385.
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