G. EKNOYAN, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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To the editor: The letter of Dr. Freeman (Ann Intern Med 76:1043-1044, 1972) suggesting that dietary sodium be ordered in milliequivalents rather than in milligrams deserves comment. Finding this recommendation most attractive and convincing, I confronted our dietitian with it. She took one look at it and very astutely pointed out that no mention of the patient is made in the letter. She very correctly reminded me that a dietitian may spend a few minutes a day talking to or taking orders from physicians, but the major part of her day is spent conveying that message to patients who have
EKNOYAN G. Sodium in Diets: Milliequivalent, Milligram?. Ann Intern Med. ;77:661–662. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-77-4-661
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1972;77(4):661-662.
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