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November 28, 1914

Die Aeussere Sekretion der Verdauungsdrüsen.

JAMA. 1914;LXIII(22):1974. doi:10.1001/jama.1914.02570220084045

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This work, with numerous tabulations and curves derived from experimental studies, deals with the gross and microscopic anatomy of the several digestive glands, but more particularly with their innervation, the mechanism of their operation and the work they perform. The fact that Babkin was for ten years associated with Pawlow as assistant sufficiently indicates the character of the themes discussed. Such questions as enzyme action and the chemistry of digestion are touched on "only in so far as has been found unavoidable for a proper differentiation of the several external secretions." The book collects and presents for the first time in compact form all of the later studies of the Pawlow laboratory together with a general review of the literature bearing on these subjects. The latter is extensive if not complete. It will be found valuable to American readers because of its exhaustive treatment of the not easily available Russian

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