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January 1958

Fluid and Electrolytes in Practice.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1958;101(1):159. doi:10.1001/archinte.1958.00260130173022

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There have been over a dozen small books on this subject in the last few years, and now revisions of some of them are appearing. This must mean that there is a tremendous appetite for the subject in a condensed form. Statland has "revised" very little of his book and added three hundred words on salicylate poisoning. The book is fairly good in its theoretical and didactic aspects but could be improved where he attempts to outline treatment of specific patients. The paragraphing, spacing, and sentence structure have been changed a little. An illustration on electrocardiographic changes in hyperkalemia has been reduced in complexity, and another has been added on hypokalemia.

Edward E. Mason, M.D.

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