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September 1968

Acid-Base Physiology in Medicine, A Self-Instruction Program.

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Salt Lake City

Am J Dis Child. 1968;116(3):340. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1968.02100020344029

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The monograph by Doctor Winter et al on acid-base physiology represents a new approach to the teaching of this subject. It is a novel approach but at times a tedious one. The material is clearly presented and sound in fact.

The foremat of the book is to present informative statements which are followed by questions concerning these statements. The questions come in a variety of forms including multiple choice, one word fill ins, short answers, and the use of arrows to indicate increased, decreased, or no change.

The informative statements and the questions are placed on the left side of the page and the answers on the right. A cardboard cover is provided which exposes the statement or question while covering the answer. The book starts with a short chapter on elementary physical chemistry and proceeds to deal with the bicarbonate buffer system, the whole blood buffers, the respiratory component

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