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Metabolism in birds, cold-blooded animals and invertebrates is first reviewed; second, specific metabolism in various biologic phenomena such as growth, pregnancy, muscular work; third, metabolism in pathologic conditions; fourth, metabolism in specific organs, and, fifth, the metabolism of specific food constituents. In the first group Gürsching emphasizes temperature regulation, basal metabolic rate and relation of body surface area thereto, also starvation effects and specific dynamic action in birds and cold-blooded animals. Paul Krüger discusses the general composition and metabolism in invertebrates and frequently in various stages of metamorphosis. Under the second subdivision Hans Aron and Karl Klinke give an extensive survey on the biochemistry of growth, Zuntz on the exchange of various tissue constituents between mother and offspring, Gunther Lehmann on metabolism during hard muscular work, Theodor Brugsch on metabolism during starvation and undernutrition, T. A. Maass on the effect of climate, and Pincussen on the effect of various radiations
Handbuch der Biochemie des Menschen und der Tiere. JAMA. 1938;110(3):233. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790030067029