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Of the many books which have appeared in the past few years on the subject of fluid and electrolyte metabolism, this is by far the most comprehensive and intelligibly written. Although the authors have publicly stated some very strong views on various aspects of this subject, they have succeeded in producing a considered exposition which encompasses many different concepts and permits the reader to come to his own conclusions.
The initial chapter on Body Fluid Dynamics is a valuable contribution and it should aid the uninitiated in developing a comprehensive philosophy of fluid metabolism.
The chapter on Paleochemistry is a
The Body Fluids: Basic Physiology and Practical Therapeutics.. Ann Intern Med. 1956;45:156. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-45-1-156_1
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