The article expounds S. S. Yudin's views on problems of anesthesia in various periods of his surgical activity: ideas on the necessity of introducing modern multicomponent endotracheal anesthesia were expressed before the mid-forties. S. S. Yudin's experience in applying spinal anesthesia gave rise today to the wide use of epidural anesthesia.
The uncompromising struggle against drunkenness and alcoholism can be successful provided that not only social but also biomedical nature of the phenomenon is adequately understood. It is important to note that alcoholism is the most widespread type of drug addiction which results in the mental dependence on the induced euphoria state and deceptive… (More)
Variations in the total content of body fluid and intravascular fluid were measured during a 49-day bed rest experiment and a 25-day recovery period. During the experiment the test subjects were kept in the head-down position at an angle of -4 degrees. The diminished motor activity led to a decrease of the absolute and, to a greater extent, of the relative… (More)