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To quote from the preface: "The author is convinced from perusal of current medical writings in this country that there is need among American physicians for a work presenting the subjects of digestion and metabolism in a popular manner, without technical details, and from the standpoint of dynamics rather than from that of analytic statics usually occupied by text-books of physiologic chemistry." This need Professor Taylor has endeavored to meet by rewriting in the form of a concise, systematic treatise the substance of his lectures on this subject. The book presents a thorough scientific account of the subject, beginning with the composition of foodstuffs and the nature of ferment action, and tracing the changes occurring in salivary, gastric and intestinal digestion and in the processes of metabolism inside of the organism. After a detailed consideration of the metabolism of various elements of the food, the subject
Digestion and Metabolism. The Physiologic and Pathologic Chemistry of Nutrition. For Students and Physicians.. JAMA. 1912;LIX(22):1997. doi:10.1001/jama.1912.04270110409029