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December 30, 1911

THE JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION

JAMA. 1911;LVII(27):2140-2143. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.04260120330018
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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 30, 1911 

CHLORIDS AND GASTRIC SECRETION  Inasmuch as disturbances in gastric digestion and consequently the sequence of changes involved in the alimentary processes are closely connected with the production of hydrochloric acid in the stomach, it becomes of the utmost importance to learn the factors by which this is regulated. The secreted acid is obviously derived from the chlorids of the body. The chlorin supply of the organism must regulate or modify the production of hydrochloric acid; in any event a level must be attainable at which a deficiency in chlorids may make impossible the secretion of an acid gastric juice. It is commonly maintained that a salt-free diet, i. e., one markedly deficient in chlorids, will promptly lead to failure of hydrochloric

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