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Early Greek medical records show that physicians long have speculated about factors influencing the return of venous blood to the heart. Many theories were propounded to explain venous circulation. The testing of these theories has proceeded as technics for accurate measurement of venous pressures and flow were developed. From such investigations has come a more rational concept of venous return.
Dr. Brecher provides the reader with a comprehensive monograph. A brief historical section reviews major ideas about venous return. He emphasizes the peculiar hydraulic features of veins which make accurate measurements of pressure and flow more difficult than in the
Venous Return.. Ann Intern Med. 1957;46:1010–1011. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-46-5-1010_3
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