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This monograph offers to physicians some basic knowledge of the manner in which the body uses food and water. The physics and chemistry concerned are beyond the depth of most practicing physicians; yet a basic knowledge is essential, particularly in controlling such conditions as obesity, undernutrition, edema and fever.
Some Fundamental Principles of Metabolism. JAMA. 1948;138(3):252. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02900030084051