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September 1955

Practical Fluid Therapy in Pediatrics.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1955;90(3):371-372. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1955.04030010373019

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Careful planning and organization have gone into the preparation of this volume. As a result, a great deal of information concerning the details and rationale of management in fluid and electrolyte imbalance is made readily accessible to the clinician. The first 94 pages of the volume are devoted to succinct though clear explanations of basic physiologic principles. Included are essential definitions which constitute the language of physiologic chemistry and which must be understood before proper interpretation of laboratory data is possible. Reminiscent of the technique employed with such good effect in "Physiology of the Newborn," by C. A. Smith, each chapter ends with a summary and finally with a section called "Clinical Conclusions."

Following the first section of the text, dealing with fundamental principles, the 143 pages in Section II are devoted to discussion of each major type of fluid and electrolyte problem encountered in pediatrics. Practical guides and specific

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