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May 1929

ERGEBNISSE DER LIPOIDSTOFFWECHSELFORSCHUNG MIT BESONDERER BERÜCKSICHTINGUNG DER VERHÄLTNISSE IM KINDESALTER.

Am J Dis Child. 1929;37(5):1120. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1929.01930050230025

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Abstract

This monograph on the lipoids contains a full discussion of the chemistry and metabolism of both the fats and the lipoids. The biologic properties of these substances and the rôle in animal and plant life are discussed. The variations in the lipoids of the blood in a variety of pathologic conditions are considered, including nutritional disturbances, blood diseases and diseases of the endocrine glands, including pancreatic diabetes. The influence of infections, light therapy and various poisons on the lipoid metabolism is mentioned. Present knowledge concerning the lipoid content of the stools, urine, cerebrospinal fluid and glandular secretions is summarized. The monograph concludes with the discussion of the synthesis and breakdown of the lipoids in the animal body.

Especially valuable are the references to the literature, numbering in all something like 500. These references are complete so far as the German literature is concerned, although some of the more recent French

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