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This is a concise, well written, meticulously organized, highly reliable monograph that concerns itself—as the title states—with fluid accumulations in parenteral body cavities. In turn, the authors consider Serous Fluid, which they define as the liquid of the pleural, pericardial and peritoneal cavities; Synovial Fluid; and Cerebrospinal Fluid.
Each of these is discussed with discrimination under a rigidly followed outline: Introduction, Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology, Physical and Chemical Properties, Technique for Collection, Examination, and Interpretation. The references are equally excellent—they begin with available sources concerned with Egyptian medicine and continue through 1959.
Neither the meticulous organization nor the rigid outline has
The Fluids of Parenteral Body Cavities.. Ann Intern Med. ;52:734–735. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-52-3-734_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1960;52(3):734-735.
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