1831 Blue epidemic cholera O’shaughnessy chlorate of potash
1864 Goltz suggested the cause of death in haemorrhage was a loss of Intravscular volume rather than RBcs
1879 Kronecker and Sander found that two dogs haemorrhaged 60% and 50% of their blood volumes could be resuscitated with a warmed solution
1889 W hunter main benefit of blood transfusion was restoration of blood volume and blood pressure which could just as easily be achieved using saline
1902 saline infusion becoming the standard tool in resus
1955 Current modern day iterations of fluid resus mostly stem from reports from physicians in the Vietnam war who used fluid resus for soldiers in haemorrhagic shock
2013 fluid resuscitation has remained mostly unchanged.