William Maddock Bayliss's therapy for wound shock.

@article{Kloott2010WilliamMB,
  title={William Maddock Bayliss's therapy for wound shock.},
  author={William Van der Kloott},
  journal={Notes and records of the Royal Society of London},
  year={2010},
  volume={64 3},
  pages={
          271-86
        }
}
During World War I, military surgeons discovered that patients die from wound shock because their blood pressure falls catastrophically. William Maddock Bayliss produced experimental shock by bleeding anaesthetized cats, which lowers their blood pressure. He restored pressure by infusing salt solution containing enough gum acacia to generate the colloid osmotic pressure ordinarily contributed by the plasma proteins. Ernest Henry Starling had demonstrated that as plasma flows through the… CONTINUE READING

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