CHARLES A. ELLIOTT, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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The discovery that certain forms of edema are readily influenced by diet and by other therapeutic measures is one of the important contributions to clinical medicine of the past decade.
A certain small amount of fluid normally exists in the intercellular spaces of the body. When it accumulates in quantity it is called edema. Edema may be local or general, hidden or grossly manifest. Fluid may accumulate in the serous cavities as a part of the general process with no essential difference in mechanism. Edema may occur in clinical conditions that are apparently quite dissimilar—in inflammation, allergic states, anemia, malnutrition,
ELLIOTT CA. MANAGEMENT OF EDEMA1. Ann Intern Med. 1933;7:240–244. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-7-2-240
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1933;7(2):240-244.
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