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September 8, 1951


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JAMA. 1951;147(2):182. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.03670190082023

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To the Editor:  —In the July 21, 1951, edition of The Journal of the American Medical Association, page 1125, in the article on "Alkalosis Due to Hyperventilation" the authors, Sattler, Marquardt, and Cummins, state, "A review of the literature reveals no clinical reports of hyperventilation alkalosis." In the April 22, 1922 (page 1193) edition of The Journal, I described several cases of hyperventilation alkalosis in an article entitled "Clinical Tetany by Forced Respiration." In the June, 1920, edition of the American Journal of Physiology, Grant and I first described the production of tetany by voluntary hyperventilation.

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