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Fillers One hundred years ago

Treatment of shock

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: (Published 30 October 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:1193

THE deadliest morbid conditions are not always associated with proximity to a hospital where experts are ever ready with special apparatus to counteract them. Again, those appliances are usually complicated and often failures. What surgery demands is the simplest method for overcoming the worst possible complications. Shock, haemorrhage, or sepsis may occur far from hospital aid leaving the patient in the hands of a practitioner …

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