Volumes 1 and 2. Pr. Ch. Achard, Professur de clinique médicale a la Faculté de médecine de Paris. Paper. Price, 110 francs. Pp. 1220, with illustrations. Paris: Masson et Cie, 1926.
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This is a monumental compilation of existing data on the physiology, pathology and therapy of diseases of metabolism. The author uses the phrase "diseases of metabolism" in its widest sense; for example, the question of achlorhydria and hyperchlorhydria are dealt with in the chapter on mineral metabolism. The author shows familiarity with the extensive literature in the field, both scientific and clinical, and important papers are cited as footnotes in the text. The presentation is clear and logical. It is also, on the whole, quite accurate and critical; in fact, as accurate and critical as one may reasonably expect, when the data of this immense field are being presented and evaluated by a single man. According to the author, preparation of the monograph was begun fourteen years ago; and the monograph bears internal evidence of conscientious labor. The section on diseases of mineral metabolism alone comprises 356 pages. In most
Troubles des échanges nutritifs; physiologie-pathologie-thérapeutique.. JAMA. 1926;87(7):513-514. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02680070059039