On the occasion of a symposium on "Current Concepts of Acid-Base Measurements" held under the auspices of the New York Academy of Sciences (November, 23-24, 1964) a number of investigators discussed proposals designed to reduce semantic confusion in the field.1 It was hoped that teaching by and communication among workers in various fields would be helped if the basis and application of the subject were described according to a common usage. The meeting revealed a measure of agreement on many topics and clarified the basis of the disagreement on others. In deference to these conflicting views the committee simply reports
Statement on Acid-Base Terminology: Report of the ad hoc Committee of the New York Academy of Sciences Conference, November 23-24, 1964. Ann Intern Med. ;63:885–890. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-63-5-885
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1965;63(5):885-890.
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