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January 18, 1947


Author Affiliations

Department of Biochemistry, University Museum, Oxford, England.

JAMA. 1947;133(3):197. doi:10.1001/jama.1947.02880030051022

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To the Editor:—  In regard to the item on "Sucrose Tolerance Tests," published in Queries and Minor Notes in The Journal, Sept. 14, 1946, page 116, in which it is stated that sucrose tests have not been done in large enough numbers for statistically significant normals to be established, we think it might be of some help to your correspondent to offer you the results of our investigations on the effects of the ingestion of 100 Gm. of sucrose on the blood sugar and levulose levels in 100 normal persons. These results were communicated to the Physiological Society of Great Britain in 1942. As wartime conditions prevented publication of the complete details, we attach a summary of our results.We have since shown that the sucrose test is a reliable test of liver damage (Brit. M. J.1:212 [Feb. 12] 1945. Some Early Effects of Exposure to Trinitrotoluene, Brit.

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