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The author has pointed to the need for a book to follow Peters' Body Water and Gamble's Extracellular Fluid, but unfortunately he has not succeeded in writing it. The cover is attractive and I started full of hope, but the text is marred by an unusually rich crop of misprints as well as by ungainly and sometimes ungrammatical constructions and a disquieting number of errors, especially in the early pages which aim to set the stage in terms of basic physics and chemistry. A few examples may serve to explain my distress. On page 17 the quantum is defined as
Mammalian Cell Water. Physiologic and Clinical Aspects.. Ann Intern Med. ;65:390. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-65-2-390_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1966;65(2):390.
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