May 1957

Ciba Foundation Symposium on Bone Structure and Metabolism.

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Edited by G. E. W. Wolstenholme and Cecilia M. O'Connor. Price, $8. Pp. 299, with 121 illustrations. Little, Brown & Company, 34 Beacon St., Boston 6, 1956.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1957;99(5):842. doi:10.1001/archinte.1957.00260050170023

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This little volume brings together the ideas and investigations of a number of eminent authorities in the field of bone structure and metabolism. The subject matter varies from basic biochemical and physiologic information to the latest in clinical investigation. The individual reports are concise, highly readable, and well illustarted. Because of personal interests, I was particularly impressed by the topics on metabolic studies of vitamin D, the mode of action of vitamin D, variations in sensitivity to vitamin D, present knowledge of parathyroid function, and observations on experimental bone disease. Undoubtedly a number of the other topics would appeal more to other readers, for this book brings together a wealth of information for the student of bone disease and metabolism of calcium and phosphorous. This book would be highly useful for persons with a special interest in this field but probably would not appeal greatly to the general practitioner or

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