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In the 1980s there has been a surplus of textbooks on renal fluid and electrolyte metabolism. Up to now, two bear mentioning as serving unique roles. Schrier's Renal and Electrolyte Disorders has stood the test of time. As a periodically absent-minded teacher of the subject, I have been reminded more than once by my secretary of a lecture I had to deliver. Too often I have asked my secretary to get me Schrier's book quickly and I improvised to rescue the situation.
In contrast, when I need an exhaustive, completely referenced textbook that does not cover foreseeable clinical areas but
Clinical Disorders of Fluid and Electrolyte Metabolism.. Ann Intern Med. ;107:128–129. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-107-1-128_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1987;107(1):128-129.
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