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SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 1912
THE NUTRITIVE VALUE OF INORGANIC PHOSPHATES
For many years there has been a wide-spread tendency to assume a better physiologic utilization of certain inorganic elements when they are furnished in the form of organic combinations. This has found expression in the domain of therapy in current preferences for preparations in which iron, phosphorus, calcium and other elements are reputed to be combined or masked in the nature of "organic" compounds. Certain experiments on record have been interpreted to speak in favor of this; but for the most part it must be admitted that there has been little really competent evidence in relation to the whole matter. We have been accustomed so long to question the synthetic or constructive powers of the
THE JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION. JAMA. 1912;LVIII(16):1198-1202. doi:10.1001/jama.1912.04260040214017