A. GORMAN HILLS, M.D.; EDWARD L. REID, M.D.
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To the Editor: The article by Drs. Lennon and Lemann (1) published in the August issue of the ANNALS OF INTERNAL MEDICINE makes a further contribution to quantification of the compensatory adjustments that will normally resist deviations of plasma pH in acid-base disturbances of both respiratory and metabolic origin. It is nevertheless to be hoped that the authors will gain no adherents for their proposal to replace the Henderson-Hasselbalch equation in treating acid-base equilibria in blood plasma.
Among the physicochemical constants characterizing an acid, along with its molecular weight, freezing point, and so forth, is to be reckoned its dissociation constant
HILLS AG, REID EL. pH DEFENDED—IS IT DEFENSIBLE?. Ann Intern Med. 1966;65:1150–1152. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-65-5-1150
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1966;65(5):1150-1152.
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