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October 16, 1937

Les hyperglycémies: Étude clinique et physiopathologique

JAMA. 1937;109(16):1304. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780420064036

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This comprehensive monograph, combining a keen and critical review of the hyperglycemias with experimental work, deserves universal recognition. The author blends his scientific experience in the laboratory of biologic chemistry and the wards of the medical clinic in the charity hospital in Lille with a wide knowledge of the literature of hyperglycemia, of which the volume includes approximately 1,800 references. The latter is particularly valuable for American readers because, although the American literature is freely quoted, many articles that might escape attention in the foreign literature are mentioned. The volume consists of a preface by the heads of the department of biologic chemistry and of clinical medicine. The first portion of the book analyzes the subject of hyperglycemia from a general point of view and the results of the author's researches on the constitution and significance of the total undetermined carbon of the blood plasma. In the second part the

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