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April 9, 1938

Sodium Chloride Tolerance in Chronic Nephritis

JAMA. 1938;110(15):1202. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790150048019

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In the abstracts of papers and discussions presented before the Central Society for Clinical Research in The Journal, March 12, page 841, in Dr. M. Herbert Barker's discussion, the sentence, "I believe that the sodium injury is associated with sodium retention" should read: "It appears that there are certain cases of renal injury which are associated with sodium retention and intoxication." The last sentence in this discussion should read: "When patients in the second half of life are subjected to surgical operation and receive from three to eight liters of salt solution a day or from twenty-seven to seventy-two grams of salt, there is grave danger."

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