Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Advances in the diagnosis of shock, its assessment and resuscitation during the Great War. AAIC Jul 2016.

On a different note, the Great War did bring about an accelerated understanding of physiology and medical treatment of shock and trauma patients. In this intriguing article Dr Bullingham discusses the history of management of haemorrhagic shock, multi-trauma, sepsis, oxygen therapy and blood transfusion during the Great War. It is fascinating to learn that much of the knowledge gained during this period is integral in our anaesthetic practice today.

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