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The diagnosis and treatment of shock is an exercise in applied physiology. Dr. Thal, a surgeon, has attempted to provide guidelines for this exercise and has succeeded quite well, considering the many areas where physiologic knowledge is still incomplete. In preparing these guidelines, he not only called on his own broad experience in shock but also enlisted the aid of a physiologist, E. B. Brown; a cardiologist, H. H. Bell; and another surgeon, A. S. Hermreck.
The offerings in part reflect the interests of the authors. Emphasis is placed on the physiology of lung, kidney, and acid-base balance. These sections
Shock—A Physiologic Basis for Treatment.. Ann Intern Med. ;75:327–328. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-75-2-327_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1971;75(2):327-328.
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