September 1953

Carbohydrate Metabolism: Correlation of Physiological, Biochemical and Clinical Aspects.

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By Samuel Soskin, M.D. and Rachmiel Levine, M.D. Second Edition. Price, $8.50. Pp. 346, with charts and tables. University of Chicago Press, 58th and Ellis Ave., Chicago 37, 1952.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1953;92(3):454. doi:10.1001/archinte.1953.00240210158015

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The second edition of this book, like the first, covers various aspects of carbohydrate metabolism, and the presentation of this material in one volume is certainly of great value to the student. The authors have succeeded in their effort to produce a book which will aid the student in obtaining a unified concept of the various aspects of carbohydrate metabolism.

The sections dealing with enzymes and hormonal regulation of metabolism have been enlarged. Data and information obtained from recent isotopic studies have been added, and the implication of their results on intermediate metabolism is discussed. In the reviewer's opinion, the authors have again given too much emphasis to the question of the relative importance of the overproduction theory as compared to the underutilization theory in the diabetic state.

The volume continues to be an excellent source of information and is a useful book for anyone seriously interested in carbohydrate metabolism

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