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Books on cardiac output were exceedingly rare until recently for the good reason that there was very little quantitative information to put in them. Arthur Grollman's classic (The Cardiac Output of Man in Health and Disease, Charles C Thomas, Springfield, 1932) really broke the impasse. Despite the imperfection of the acetylene method for measuring cardiac output, Grollman was able to discuss the regulation of cardiac output with great perception, and his volume, understandably enough, is now a collector's item. With the development of right heart catheterization, a new body of data began to accumulate, and O. L. Wade and J.
Circulatory Physiology: Cardiac Output and Its Regulation.. Ann Intern Med. ;60:167–169. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-60-1-167
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1964;60(1):167-169.
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