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September 13, 1941

Lipidoses: Diseases of the Cellular Lipid Metabolism

JAMA. 1941;117(11):974. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820370070038

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This monograph is undoubtedly the best on the subject in the English language. It was written originally as a section of Oxford Loose-Leaf Medicine, edited by Dr. Henry A. Christian. The treatment is systematic and comprehensive, and the didactic material is well illustrated by representative clinical cases and photographs. There are numerous references in the text, and a bibliography is appended to each chapter. The author has attempted to base his exposition on the known facts concerning the physiology and chemistry of lipid metabolism. Unfortunately these are relatively few as compared to other fields in metabolism. However, the little that is known is essential to the understanding and differentiation of the clinical material involved, and the author has made the most of it. Chapter I treats of the physiology and chemistry of lipid metabolism; chapter II of hyperlipemia; chapter III of xanthomatosis, including primary essential xanthomatosis (metaplastic reticular and histiocytic

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