LOUIS M. WARFIELD, A.B., M.D., F.A.C.P.
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For years investigators have been trying to unravel the processes which go on in the body following the initial shock of a violent injury, and further what takes place in the body in the condition known as secondary shock. A considerable measure of success has crowned the efforts, until now it is very generally agreed that not toxemia1 but blood volume changes due to loss of fluid in the injured part play the chief rôle. With this concentration of blood there is also hypochloremia, low venous pressure, insufficient venous return flow to the heart and therefore rapid heart action and
WARFIELD LM. THE TREATMENT OF CIRCULATORY FAILURE1. Ann Intern Med. ;7:981–990. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-7-8-981
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1934;7(8):981-990.
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