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April 1923

PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL STUDIES OF HUMAN BLOOD SERUMIII. A STUDY OF MISCELLANEOUS DISEASE CONDITIONS

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1923;31(4):616-621. doi:10.1001/archinte.1923.00110160163013
Abstract

INTRODUCTION  In previous communications we have presented the results of certain physical and chemical observations on a series of normal individuals1 and patients with renal disease.2 In one of these papers,1 we have described our methods in detail and have discussed the general purpose of the investigations. In this paper we have collected seventy-six sets of determinations on thirty-seven miscellaneous disease conditions. The group includes eleven cases of cardiac insufficiency with edema, six cases of diabetes mellitus, five cases of acute respiratory infection, two cases of toxaemia of pregnancy, three cases of cirrhosis hepatis with ascites, two cases of tuberculous pleurisy with effusion, two cases of diabetes insipidus, one case of cerebral hemorrhage, one case of pyloric stenosis, two cases of malignancy of the peritoneum, and one case of ascites of unknown etiology. As we have stated elsewhere,2 case histories are omitted because no attempt is made to point out

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