In this volume, leading British and American authorities provide practical clinical information on two widespread health threats. Septicaemia is a life-threatening infection that has become an increasingly important problem in hospitals throughout the world. There is a great need for practitioners to have accurate and current information about its causative organisms and the management techniques that have proven effective in its treatment. Infective endocarditis, on the other hand, is at least as prevalent as in the pre-antibiotic era and is evidently evolving in terms of clinical presentation and causative organisms. There are several controversial areas concerning diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of this disease. All of these aspects are discussed in this valuable, informative work.
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1. Introduction and Summary of the Pathogenesis of Septic Shock, D. C. Shanson