CHARLES J. ZERZAN JR., M.D.
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To the Editor: The excellent article "Mechanims for Inefficient Peritoneal Dialysis in Acute Renal Failure Associated with Heat Stress and Exercise" by Nolph and co-workers (Ann. Intern. Med., 71: 317, 1969) offers further basic information in clarifying the advantages and disadvantages of two related procedures (that is, hemo- and peritoneal dialysis).
The authors note in Table 1 that "Unfortunately, we were unable to determine whether these temperatures on initial examination were oral or rectal." As reported by Theodore Benzinger in JAMA 209: 1200, 1969, and Maria Benzinger in JAMA 209: 1207, 1969, both rectal and oral temperatures are inconsistent, and
ZERZAN CJ. TYMPANIC THERMOMETRY. Ann Intern Med. 1969;71:1025. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-71-5-1025_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1969;71(5):1025.
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