A new approach to the control of shock

Research paper by Elizabeth M. Martin

Indexed on: 01 Jul '55Published on: 01 Jul '55Published in: Canadian Journal of Anesthesia/Journal canadien d'anesthésie


A method for the control and alleviation of traumatic and haemorrhagic shod is presented, using the principle of vasodilatabon by sympathetic blockade obtained variously by high subarachnoid block, Hexamethonium compounds, or Chlorpromazme By using position and blood replacement therapy in conjunction with sympathetic blockade it is possible to arrest and reverse the shock phenomena more promptly and safely for the patient and render immediate surgical interference feasible for repair of injury.