NATHANIEL F. PIERCE, M.D.; JOHN G. BANWELL, D.M.
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To the editor: We would like to reply to the letter of Drs. Nalin and Cash (Ann Intern Med 72:288-289, 1970) which offered several criticisms of our study of oral replacement of water and electrolytes in cholera (1). Drs. Nalin and Cash and associates have performed very useful studies demonstrating the effectiveness of oral maintenance therapy in cholera (2). Despite these and previous studies of the effects of glucose upon sodium absorption in cholera (3, 4), it is premature to conclude at this time that either they or we have established an "optimum" composition for the oral replacement solution. Except
PIERCE NF, BANWELL JG. Oral Electrolytes in Cholera. Ann Intern Med. ;72:959. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-72-6-959_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1970;72(6):959.
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