October 1931


Author Affiliations

By Willy Meyer. Price, $7.50. Pp. 427. New York: Paul B. Hoeber, Inc., 1931.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1931;48(4):719-720. doi:10.1001/archinte.1931.00150040187016

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This volume of 427 pages includes both an experimental and a clinical study of the etiology and treatment of carcinoma. There is an enormous collection of evidence of various sorts indicating the presence of alkalosis as the most important etiologic factor, and the author's treatment is based on trying to reverse the metabolic status in the production of an acidosis.

While the reviewer would not subscribe to the acceptance of the interpretation placed on the evidence by Dr. Meyer, either clinically or experimentally, he feels that the book is worth while simply as a compilation of data and a statement of the present standing of a very controversial subject.

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