March 1964

George Hoyt Whipple and His Friends.

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By George W. Corner. Price, not given. Pp 335. J. B. Lippincott Company, East Washington Sq, Philadelphia 19105, 1963.

Arch Intern Med. 1964;113(3):461-462. doi:10.1001/archinte.1964.00280090147028

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This is a splendid piece of work—a labor of love by the eminent George W. Corner. He gives us not only a clear, attractive, and instructive picture of the life of a remarkable man, but, after an enormous amount of reading he gives us a splendid chapter in the history of physiology; he tells us of the lifetime of important research by which Dr. Whipple and his devoted assistant, Frieda Robscheit Robbins, and many students threw great light on such matters as the cause of shock in intestinal obstruction, the production of blood, the metabolism of bile, the use of iron by the body, and the proteins of the blood. Certainly, in the years to come, no one should ever start on research into the chemistry of blood formation until he has read this book.

George H. Whipple—the son of a fine physician—started in life by making a good record

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