Correction: Russell Palmer

Issue: BCMJ, vol. 54 , No. 3 , April 2012 , Pages 125 Letters

In the January/February 2012 issue we made two errors in the Pulsimeter item “BC first: Hemodialysis” (BCMJ 2012;54:44). First, we wrote that “Russell Palmer’s hemodialysis in September 1947 was the first clinically successful treatment in North America,” when it should have read “the first clinically successful treatment in North America using Dr Wil­lem Kolff’s original equipment…” 

Second, we wrote that “Dr Rae was contacted by a family member of that first hemodialysis patient,” when it should have read “of that first home peritoneal dialysis patient…” Read the corrected version online at www.bcmj.org/pulsimeter/bc-first-hemodialysis.
We apologize to Dr Angus Rae for the errors.    
—ED

. Correction: Russell Palmer. BCMJ, Vol. 54, No. 3, April, 2012, Page(s) 125 - Letters.



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