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June 1, 1907

Metabolism and Practical Medicine.

JAMA. 1907;XLVIII(22):1881. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.02520480061021

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First issued as a text-book on metabolism, this work has grown to almost cyclopedic proportions, being now issued in three volumes, the first two of which are before us. It has not, however, outgrown the importance of the subject, of which it is to-day probably the best exponent. The present edition represents the labors of a number of authors. It is divided into two parts, one on the physiology of metabolism by Magnus-Levy and the other on the pathology of metabolism by von Noorden, Kraus, Schmidt, Weintraud, Matthes and Strauss. The English editor is Prof. I. Walker Hall, who has incorporated such new material as has been necessary to bring the subject up to date. Acting on the principle which governed the construction of the original work, there are presented a compilation of facts and a critical discussion of hypotheses, rather than a mere enunciation of theories. The new material

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