Get 20M+ Full-Text Papers For Less Than $1.50/day. Start a 14-Day Trial for You and Your Team.

Learn More →

Fluid-Electrolyte Therapy in Acute Illness.

Fluid-Electrolyte Therapy in Acute Illness. This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract The authors of Fluid-Electrolyte Therapy in Acute Illness believe their topic constitutes "one of the most overtaught and least understood subjects in the medical curriculum." It should be no more difficult to teach than other aspects of medicine, but lucid and comprehensive texts are rare. This book, alas, also falls short of the mark. It is a book by surgeons primarily for surgeons. Sections devoted to hemorrhage, treatment of acute injuries, and shock will not necessarily be of interest to the internist. The stated aim "to apply relevant physiologic and biochemical methods and concepts to clinical problems" is difficult to achieve in a practical working manual. Factual errors, cavalier explanations of important physiologic principles, references to review rather than to original articles, and an incomplete index detract from the worth of the text. For example, there is misleading information about urinary sodium changes in oliguria, and the explanations of pathophysiology http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Internal Medicine American Medical Association

Fluid-Electrolyte Therapy in Acute Illness.

Archives of Internal Medicine , Volume 129 (4) – Apr 1, 1972

Fluid-Electrolyte Therapy in Acute Illness.

Abstract

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract The authors of Fluid-Electrolyte Therapy in Acute Illness believe their topic constitutes "one of the most overtaught and least understood subjects in the medical curriculum." It should be no more difficult to teach than other aspects of medicine, but lucid and comprehensive texts are rare. This book, alas, also falls short of the mark. It is...
Loading next page...
 
/lp/american-medical-association/fluid-electrolyte-therapy-in-acute-illness-TVePmrgOXe
Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1972 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0003-9926
eISSN
1538-3679
DOI
10.1001/archinte.1972.00320040137024
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract The authors of Fluid-Electrolyte Therapy in Acute Illness believe their topic constitutes "one of the most overtaught and least understood subjects in the medical curriculum." It should be no more difficult to teach than other aspects of medicine, but lucid and comprehensive texts are rare. This book, alas, also falls short of the mark. It is a book by surgeons primarily for surgeons. Sections devoted to hemorrhage, treatment of acute injuries, and shock will not necessarily be of interest to the internist. The stated aim "to apply relevant physiologic and biochemical methods and concepts to clinical problems" is difficult to achieve in a practical working manual. Factual errors, cavalier explanations of important physiologic principles, references to review rather than to original articles, and an incomplete index detract from the worth of the text. For example, there is misleading information about urinary sodium changes in oliguria, and the explanations of pathophysiology

Journal

Archives of Internal MedicineAmerican Medical Association

Published: Apr 1, 1972

There are no references for this article.