WALTER KEMPNER, M.D.
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The treatment of heart and kidney disease and of hypertensive and arteriosclerotic vascular disease with the rice diet is either ineffective or dangerous, unless it is done under rigidly controlled conditions. Ineffective, because small or "minimal" additions to the diet may spoil the entire therapeutic result; dangerous, because a strict observance of the diet may lead to a deficiency of vitally important elements unless care is taken that the equilibrium between intake and loss of these substances is maintained. For both reasons, therefore, continuous supervision, over a long period of time, including constant checks of blood and urine chemistry, is
KEMPNER W. TREATMENT OF HEART AND KIDNEY DISEASE AND OF HYPERTENSIVE AND ARTERIOSCLEROTIC VASCULAR DISEASE WITH THE RICE DIET*. Ann Intern Med. 1949;31:821–856. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-31-5-821
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1949;31(5):821-856.
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