This small volume consists principally of a series of essays by a number of well-known investigators in the field of shock. These include Drs. Schumer, Nyhus, and others at the Abraham Lincoln School of Medicine of the University of Illinois, Max Weil and Herbert Shubin of the University of Southern California School of Medicine, Benjamin Rush of the College of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wilson of Wayne State University School of Medicine, Robert Hardaway of the William Beaumont General Hospital, John Siegel of State University of New York at Buffalo, and William Stahl of New York University.
The essays are of considerable interest in that they reflect the respective authors' thinking about major problems in circulatory shock. These include monitoring, volume replacement, vasoactive drugs, metabolic disorders, infection, and respiratory, cardiac, and renal problems. References provided at the end of each chapter provide an opportunity for the reader