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July 1952

Fluid Balance: A Clinical Manual.

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By Carl A. Moyer, M.D. Price, $3.75. Pp. 191. The Year Book Publishers, Inc., 200 E. Illinois St., Chicago 11, 1952.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1952;90(1):130. doi:10.1001/archinte.1952.00240070136016

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This book is of pocket manual size and is divided into 12 chapters of easily readable material pertaining to all phases of fluid balance, from the history of early studies and the physiology of water metabolism to the pathologic physiology, clinical signs and symptoms, and treatment of fluid imbalance. Particular attention is paid to the fluid and electrolyte problems in the postoperative patient, with the author pointing out some of the commoner pitfalls that may be encountered.

The book contains many informative charts, and each chapter is followed by a complete bibliography.

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