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Anaesthesia pp 102-107 | Cite as

History of Fluid Administration During Anesthesia and Operation

  • M. T. P. Jenkins

Abstract

In the historical development if intravenous (IV) fluid administration, three events in the remote past have been epochal [1]: in 1628, Harvey’s description of the circulation of the blood [2, 3]; in 1875, Lister’s proposal of the germ theory [4]; and, in 1879 Bernard’s physiological treatise on the “milieu interieur” [5]. In the recent past, in 1959, a fourth epoch began with the publication by Shires and his colleagues of a paper, “Changing concept of salt water and surgery” [6].

Keywords

Salt Water Hemorrhagic Shock Fluid Administration Diabetic Coma Germ Theory 
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