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February 7, 1948

Fluids, Electrolytes and Protein in Surgery: Acidosis, Alkalosis, Dehydration, Chloropenia, Protein Deficiency, Anemia, Shock

JAMA. 1948;136(6):431. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02890230071034

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The author first presents the normal physiology of electrolyte, fluid, protein metabolism; next the pathologic physiology is given, and in part three the clinical applications, with illustrative case reports. The book is written from the point of view of the clinician with emphasis on practical application of chemical and physiologic methods in correction of the many abnormalities in these fields found in disease. The discussion is carried on simply and concisely without entering into some of the controversial points.

The literature is fairly covered, adequately to the needs of the clinician. The charts and figures are clear and helpful.

It can be read and studied with profit by medical students, interns and residents and by any one interested in the pathophysiology of the sick, especially those treated by surgery. The author is to be congratulated in presenting so much material simply and practically.

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