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Dr. Hills' leisurely treatment of acid-base metabolism emphasizes the historical origins and chemical foundations. I enjoyed reading it and found few misprints, most of them noted on the loose page of errata that comes with the book.
The introductory chapters give a readable, descriptive account (about 80 pages) of more basic chemistry than most physicians will either remember or have forgotten; some more formal detail is supplied in appendixes. The longest section (about 160 pages) is devoted to physiology, particularly to metabolic and renal aspects. The third section (about 70 pages) on physiopathology deals mainly with metabolic and renal disturbances;
Acid-Base Balance. Chemistry, Physiology, Pathophysiology.. Ann Intern Med. 1974;80:127–128. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-80-1-127_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1974;80(1):127-128.
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