The transactions of the First Conference on Shock and Circulatory Homeostasis, sponsored by the Josiah Macy, Jr., Foundation, form the contents of this book. Data are presented by some of the leading investigators in this field and are thoroughly discussed and evaluated.
Only certain aspects of the problem of shock are presented, such as humoral, vasoactive, and other metabolic derangements in shock; the nervous system in shock; acute and chronic hypotension after hemorrhage in man; the infectious element in shock, and the therapeutic implications of current concepts of shock.
This presentation points out some of the problems in shock and some of the approaches in current investigation. There is no clear definition of shock nor is there agreement on the significance of various aspects of shock as presented in this book. The extent of the defects in knowledge of this syndrome is rather clearly indicated.
This book should be of