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1905 Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)  
normal salt solution, should receive one of 6 per cent, strength and use it with evil results-in which case the chemist would not be in the least to blame. In the interest of exactness and uni¬ formity of nomenclature, it would seem that the correct designa¬ tion should be used. The application of the term "physiologic" to a 0.6 per cent. NaCl solution is also open to exception, as it is now becoming generally understood that a solution of this strength Is not isotonic with human blood serum,
more » ... uman blood serum, and is hence not "physiologic" in this sense. A 0.9 per cent, solution is more nearly Isotonic and "physiologic," and could be used in unlim¬ ited quantities without injuring the blood cells, which is not the case with a 0.6 per cent, solution.
doi:10.1001/jama.1905.02510010066028 fatcat:xbvkfpmqbbaurcddoyy53bi3ru