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The earlier and more fundamental chapters of Dr. Rooth's book are marred by a number of defects. Figure 2 (referred to in the text as Figure 1) had me badly puzzled because it seems to indicate that the pH of 10mM hydrochloric acid half neutralized with sodium bicarbonate should approximate the pH of carbonic acid. Sweating is included in insensible loss on page 16; and despite the emphasis on distinguishing between concentrations and amounts, osmolarity is discussed in terms of numbers of particles, not numbers per unit volume. There are more misprints than are usually left after correction of proofs,
Acid-Base and Electrolyte Balance.. Ann Intern Med. ;84:112. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-84-1-112_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1976;84(1):112.
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