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This monograph reports the transactions of the Fourth (1954) Josiah Macy sponsored conference on Shock and Circulatory Homeostasis. Emphasized are the circulatory dynamics in the normal and "shock" state of the peripheral, splanchnic, pulmonary and coronary beds. The effect of epinephrine on respiration and the central nervous system also receives consideration. Plethysmography, the thermoelectric needle and polarographic determination of skin oxygen tension receive detailed comment as methods of study of the peripheral circulation. They are compared with the radioactive sodium clearance method. The arteriovenous muscle shunt is offered as an explanation for discrepancies occurring among the methods. The debate on
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Shock and Circulatory Homeostasis:. Ann Intern Med. 1958;48:914–915. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-48-4-914_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1958;48(4):914-915.
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