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Book Reviews
January 1944

Creatine and Creatinine Metabolism.

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By Howard H. Beard, Ph.D. Price, $4.00. Pp. 376, with 50 tables. Brooklyn: Chemical Publishing Co., Inc., 1943.

Am J Dis Child. 1944;67(1):88. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1944.02020010095010

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Abstract

This monograph attempts to bring up to date the available information which was accumulated since Hunter published his excellent monograph on the same subject in 1926. Included in the present volume are chapters on the determination, distribution, origin and excretion of creatine and creatinine, Other chapters deal with the relation between these substances and water, energy, mineral and carbohydrate metabolism, as well as between them and the hormones.

Although the present monograph is reasonably complete with respect to bibliography and subject matter, it is found lacking in certain other respects. The author displays a lack of understanding of several of the physiologic processes which he discusses and appears to have taken a biased point of view on others. For these reasons it is difficult to recommend the present volume to the student who is seeking a scholarly appraisal of the present knowledge of creatine and creatinine metabolism. However, the book

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