September 1951

Physiologie und Pathologie des Bilirubinstoffwechsels als Grundlagen der Ikterusforschung.

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Dr. Med. et Phil. Habil. By T. Baumgärtel. Price, 27 German marks. Pp. 271, with 2 illustrations. Georg Thieme, Diemershaldenstrasse 47, (14a) Stuttgart O; agents for U. S. A.: Grune & Stratton, Inc., 381 4th Ave., New York 16, 1950.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1951;88(3):412-413. doi:10.1001/archinte.1951.03810090143020

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This monograph is mainly concerned with an inquiry into the causes of icterus. After a fairly lengthy review of the historical development of the icterus problem, the author divides his subject material into two main divisions: (1) the physiology of bilirubin metabolism and (2) the pathology of bilirubin metabolism. The author is well equipped to undertake this study, since he was a student and co-worker of Dr. Hans Fischer. This work is not designed to furnish bedside help in the study of the patient with jaundice, but, because of its detailed inquiry into the chemistry and physiology of bilirubin, it makes an excellent reference work. The author has covered the literature thoroughly, and the references are located at the bottom of the pages so that they can be readily found. Because of the many references, the text is a little difficult to read. This monograph may be recommended to anyone

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