J. R. E.
To most physicians acid-base regulation and its disorders are an abstruse subject that is of interest primarily to the mathematically or chemically minded specialist. Yet every doctor who cares for many sick patients, especially hospitalized patients, is confronted inevitably with those in whom such disturbances are an important part of their illness. In these patients accurate diagnosis and good treatment require on the part of the physician an adequate working knowledge of acid-base regulation and how it goes wrong in various disease states. The need for such knowledge becomes progressively more urgent as new insights are gained into the mechanisms
J. R. E.. Acid-Base Disorders and the Clinician. Ann Intern Med. 1965;63:893–899. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-63-5-893
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