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In preparing this monograph, Dr. Ferguson's intention has been to relate the role of whole blood and its various components to the physiological maintenance of certain body functions as well as to describe the pathophysiological alterations that occur in the blood in various disease states.
The book has been divided into two sections. Part 1 is entitled "General Functions with Particular Reference to the Fluids of the Blood" and covers fluid balance, electrolytes, respiratory functions, transport functions, hemostasis, and blood coagulation. Part 2 is entitled "The Formed Elements (Blood Corpuscles)." Approximately 70% of this volume deals with the subject of
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Blood and Body Functions.. Ann Intern Med. 1966;64:483. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-64-2-483_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1966;64(2):483.
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