Dr. Dolhun traveled to Argentina on a clinical externship during medical school at the Mayo Clinic. He was able to do rounds with doctors throughout the hospital as well as assist doctors in the operating room.
While in Argentina, Dr. Dolhun continued to see many cases of young children suffering from infectious diarrhea. The Oral Rehydration Solutions available to medical staff at the hospital was difficult to get the patient to drink due to the bad taste. Adults could often will themselves to swallow it, but many children spit it up because of the taste. The inherent poor taste of traditional ORS products was a major barrier to usage.
This was another validating moment in the young Dr. Dolhun's medical career that a good tasting ORS was crucial to increasing patient compliance.