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October 21, 1950

Water and Salt Depletion

JAMA. 1950;144(8):723. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02920080125049

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This is an excellent, lucid review of the principles of water and salt depletion. Basic physiologic considerations are given prominent place throughout the discussion. The difference between the dehydration of water loss and salt depletion is clearly developed with the cause and effects of each discussed in sufficient detail for the practitioner and the student. Clinical applications of control and proper measures to use in practice are given fair consideration.

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