WALTER ESTELL LEE, M.D.
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The purpose of this paper is to call attention to evidence which is gradually accumulating that such diverse traumatic injuries as (1) blast, (2) burns, (3) crush, and (4) trauma of the soft tissues all probably have at least two etiological factors in common: ( 1 ) The loss or escape of plasma from the circulating blood stream, and (2) a toxemia resulting from degenerative changes and products liberated from dying or dead tissue cells, plasma and bacteria.
The subject chosen, the relation of the crush syndrome to that of burns and other types of traumatic wounds of human tissues,
LEE WE. THE RELATION OF THE CRUSH SYNDROME TO THAT OF BURNS AND OTHER TYPES OF TRAUMATIC WOUNDS OF HUMAN TISSUES*. Ann Intern Med. 1943;18:991–996. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-18-6-991
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1943;18(6):991-996.
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