ORT in the U.S.?

Use of oral rehydration therapy in the United States would make many hospital admissions for children with diarrheal illnesses unnecessary, according to two speakers at a symposium on ORT.

William Greenough, M.D., professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins University, and Richard Cash, M.D., director of the Office of International Health at Harvard, were among the speakers at the symposium titled "Cereal-Based Oral Rehydration Therapy: Theory and Practice." The February symposium, which took place at the National Academy of Sciences, was co-sponsored by the National Council for International Health (NCIH) and the International Child Health Foundation.

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