August 1991


Author Affiliations

Department of Psychiatry College of Physicians and Surgeons Columbia University 722 W 168th St New York, NY 10032

Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1991;48(8):772. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.1991.01810320096017

To the Editor.—  In reviewing our paper,1 we recently noted two typographic errors.On page 146, right column, the sentence beginning five lines from the bottom reads, "In all, 20 of the patients received bicarbonate infusions and 23 received lactate infusions." That should read, "... and 22 received lactate infusions." This is clear from the next sentence, which reads "Nine (45%) of 20 patients panicked during bicarbonate and 13 (59%) of 22 panicked during lactate infusion."On page 147, left column, the sentence beginning 11 lines from the bottom reads, "Three of five patients who received only lactate infusion panicked, compared with both of two patients who received only bicarbonate infusion (×2 = 0.02)." That should read, "... compared with all three patients who received only bicarbonate infusion×2 = 1.60, not significant)."We regret not catching these details in reviewing the galleys, but stress that these errors do not affect the

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