The Fluid, Electrolyte and Acid-Base Companion for Free

I have uploaded the entire Fluids book to Sribd. You can find all of the chapters in four posts:

  1. Introduction and background
  2. Sodium
  3. Acid-Base
  4. Potassium
Alternatively you can download the entire book (591 pages!) as a single PDF (28 mb).



16 Replies to “The Fluid, Electrolyte and Acid-Base Companion for Free”

  1. Dr. Topf thank you for writing this book! As a medical student in a PBL curriculum I am often oscillating between basic science texts and clinical case studies. Your book is wonderful at bridging the gap, filling in holes and strengthening my foundation.

    Is the book on Amazon the same as the pdf on this site? If so I'm investing in the hard copy!

  2. Dr Topf,

    Thanks so much for publishing the pdf of the book. I have a copy already but it will be v useful to have a pdf copy to read when travelling or when bored at a meeting.


  3. The hardcopy on Amazon is actually better than the PDF. For whatever reason when I rendered the PDF the narrow fonts we used for the link boxes came out garbled. This was not the case when we printed the book for publication. So by all means buy the hard copy and shoot me a nickel


  4. Thanks! I just ordered it off Amazon; hope you get your nickel!

    I love the writing style. If you ever get around to writing an immunology or embryology book I'd buy those in a heartbeat!

  5. Thank u doctor, for generously uploading a great book borne out of greater efforts.. my dad is a clinical microbiologist and your work greatly hepled him with a case of hyperkalemia.. so i took the liberty of downloading the book.. thank u..

    Reminds me of Rabindranath Tagore's poem we learnt at school:

    "Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high
    Where knowledge is free
    Where the world has not been broken up into fragments
    By narrow domestic walls
    Where words come out from the depth of truth
    Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection
    Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way
    Into the dreary desert sand of dead habit
    Where the mind is led forward by thee
    Into ever-widening thought and action
    Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake."

  6. I used this book as a third year medical student and intern. I found that my grasp of these topic towered over that of my peers. More than ten years later, I am an academic endocrinologist with a basic science laboratory. I recommend your book to our trainees (and the nephrology trainees) and sincerely hope you update it to include some major and interesting advances in molecular renal physiology. In the nearly 15 years since this book was published renal tubulopathies have been explained on a genetic basis and new drugs (e.g., renin inhibitors) have been developed. Tweaking your tour de force would be a major contribution

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