Shock Lung A Distinctive Nonentity

  • Published 2005

Abstract

B Y THE CLOSE of World War II, a syndrome of "wet lung" had been identified in which life-threatening respiratory distress unexpectedly interrupted convalescence from hemorrhagic and traumatic shock incurred during combat. During the recent war in Vietnam, as the salvage rate after circulatory collapse on the battlefield increased, the syndrome became even… (More)

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