G. R. MENEELY, M.D., F.A.C.P.; C. O. T. BALL; J. B. YOUMANS, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Early in our investigations of chronic sodium chloride toxicity, possible interrelations between dietary sodium and potassium came to our attention. There has been a good basis for suspecting such since 1843. At that time it was suggested, on the basis of direct chemical analysis, that the herbivores' need for salt and the occasion for their long journeys in search of it were due not to lack of sodium in the diet but to an excess of potassium. We drew attention to this in introductory remarks to our presentations before the September, 1952, meeting of the American Physiological Society.1, 2 These
MENEELY GR, BALL COT, YOUMANS JB. CHRONIC SODIUM CHLORIDE TOXICITY: THE PROTECTIVE EFFECT OF ADDED POTASSIUM CHLORIDE1. Ann Intern Med. ;47:263–273. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-47-2-263
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1957;47(2):263-273.
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