CARL M. PEARSON, M.D.; MAURICE P. O'MEARA, M.D.
Soon after the outbreak of the Korean War it became apparent that the clinical syndrome of potassium intoxication and severe azotemia was responsible for a considerable number of deaths in soldiers who had survived their initial injuries and associated complications. A detailed study of the metabolic effects of potassium derangements in this group of previously healthy individuals was begun early in 1952 by a special research unit. Various diagnostic and therapeutic methods were utilized and evolved during the course of this activity and are being reported on in more detail elsewhere.1, 2, 3, 4 The electrocardiogram as a diagnostic tool
PEARSON CM, O'MEARA MP. AN ELECTROCARDIOGRAPHIC LOG OF RECURRENT HYPERKALEMIA IN A SEVERELY WOUNDED MAN1. Ann Intern Med. ;43:601–615. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-43-3-601
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1955;43(3):601-615.
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