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October 1958

Ciba Foundation Symposium on Bone Structure and Metabolism

AMA Arch NeurPsych. 1958;80(4):465. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1958.02340100065014

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This volume on bone structure and metabolism fulfills the wishes of clinicians and investigators interested in skeletal tissue by distilling the thoughts of a group of eminent workers in this field. The list of participants, international in scope, is impressive and should at once insure lively and informative discussions. The symposium is arranged in a logical order, namely, a fundamental approach to structure and metabolism of bone, then the biochemistry and physiology. Clinical bone disorders occupy about one-half the volume. The clinician should not look for classical discussions of disorders of bone in this volume. There are, however, very refreshing attempts at answering some of the perplexing questions that remain unresolved in consideration of metabolic bone disease states and at reassessing older concepts now studied by new techniques. There are twenty formal presentations, followed by verbatim discussions by the other members of the symposium. The illustrations are excellent, though few