Oral Rehydration Therapy for Diarrheal Diseases: A 50-Year Perspective

JAMA
September 4, 2018, Vol 320, No. 9, Pages 849-948
http://jama.jamanetwork.com/issue.aspx

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Oral Rehydration Therapy for Diarrheal Diseases: A 50-Year Perspective
Roger I. Glass, MD, PhD; Barbara J. Stoll, MD
JAMA. 2018;320(9):865-866. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.10963
In this Viewpoint, Roger I. Glass traces the discovery of the oral rehydration solution during a cholera epidemic in Bangladesh in the 1960s to treat severe diarrhea by promoting electrolyte balance and attributes oral rehydration therapy with saving hundreds of thousands of lives in the last 50 years