Letters: Apr. 5, 1982

Too Much Salt?

To the Editors:

You are to be praised for your excellent article "Salt: A New Villain?" [March 15], which brings to the attention of your readers the relationship between high blood pressure and the use of salt. However, I would like to mention that Dr. Walter Kempner of Duke University School of Medicine introduced a severe low-salt diet, the Kempner Rice and Fruit Diet, in 1941 for the treatment of hypertension. This regime has the lowest salt content of any diet. His knowledge contributed to one of the greatest breakthroughs in the treatment of hypertension in our history, and to...

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