Reports of the Special Investigation Committee on Surgical Shock and Allied Conditions. No. 2. Investigation of the Nature and Treatment of Wound Shock and Allied Conditions.



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Title

Reports of the Special Investigation Committee on Surgical Shock and Allied Conditions. No. 2. Investigation of the Nature and Treatment of Wound Shock and Allied Conditions.



Subject

Shock.
Wounds and injuries--Treatment.

Description

Soon after his arrival in France with Base Hospital No. 5, Walter B. Cannon was joined to group of surgeons with the B.E.F. at Casualty Clearing Station No. 33 in Béthune, to study the effects of traumatic shock in association with war wounds. He worked during the summer and fall of 1917 with Captain John Fraser. In the following year, Cannon was put in charge of a surgical research laboratory at Dijon under the A.E.F. where he continued to study shock and ways to treat it and taught medical officers who in turn served in hospitals at the front.

This series of reports derives from the work at Béthune and here Cannon and Fraser present recommendations for keeping shocked patients warm and preparing them for surgery.

The reports of the Special Investigation Committee were reprinted in issues of the Journal of the American Medical Association in February and March 1918.

Creator

Cannon, Walter B. (Walter Bradford), 1871-1945.
Fraser, John, 1885-

Source

Great Britain, Medical Research Committee
Reports of the Special Investigation Committee on Surgical Shock
and Allied Conditions. No. 2. Investigation of the Nature and Treatment
of Wound Shock and Allied Conditions
([London] : His Majesty's Stationery Office, 1917)

Publisher

[London] : His Majesty's Stationery Office

Date Created

1917

Format

text

Extent

1 pamphlet

Language

English

Type

text

Identifier

1.Mh.1897.C (1915-1919)

Provenance

Gift of Dr. Walter B. Cannon to the Library of Harvard Medical School, 1942.

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Citation

Cannon, Walter B. (Walter Bradford), 1871-1945. and Fraser, John, 1885-, “Reports of the Special Investigation Committee on Surgical Shock and Allied Conditions. No. 2. Investigation of the Nature and Treatment of Wound Shock and Allied Conditions.,” OnView, accessed April 12, 2024, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/17923.