HOBART A. REIMANN, M.D.
To the Editor: According to the editorial note entitled "Antibiotic Drugs in Cholera" by Wallace and Gangarosa (Ann. Intern. Med. 69: 166, 1968), ". . . the concept that the cholera patient requires only physiologic intravenous replacement of lost isotonic fluid and electrolytes" was introduced in 1959. Refinements indeed have been made, but the concept was in mind and the procedure was crudely used first by Latta in about 1834, improved by Rogers in 1909 (1, 2), and widely applied by Chinese physicians in 1945. The amount of fluid lost can be determined when it is possible to measure the
REIMANN HA. TREATMENT OF CHOLERA. Ann Intern Med. ;69:1074–1075. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-69-5-1074_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1968;69(5):1074-1075.
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