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February 1974

Eighth Symposium on Advanced Medicine.

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Upsala, Sweden

 

Edited by Graham Neale, BSc, MB, FRCP. Price, $16.25. Pp 463. Williams & Wilkins Co., Baltimore 21202, 1972.

Arch Intern Med. 1974;133(2):321. doi:10.1001/archinte.1974.00320140159027

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Abstract

Although this meeting was cancelled, most contributors had already submitted their manuscripts, and this produced a compact volume. All authors are British, and most are from London. The topics covered include: "Calcium Metabolism, Hyperparathyroidism, Vitamin D"; "Virology"; "Liver Diseases"; "Clinical Pharmacology"; "Inborn Errors of Metabolism"; "Dermatology"; "Rheumatology"; and "College Lectures."

In the first section, attention is called to the usefulness of calcitonin in Paget disease. Bioassays of the parathyroid hormone are helpful in the diagnosis as are findings of "hot spots" in the neck. Transvenous catheterization is the means of diagnosis in the latter. Vitamin D involves the liver as well. (Many years ago I called attention to a syndrome termed "osteomalacia hepatica.")

In the virology chapter, Crick and Watson are quoted. The frequent occurrence of Au-antigen in primary hepatomas is discussed. Neoplastic lymphoreticulosis may make the virus flourish. Immune suppressors like cortisone may do the same. (Here in Upsala

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