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March 6, 1926

Ernährung und Stoffwechselkrankheiten.

JAMA. 1926;86(10):713. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02670360053035

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This encyclopedic volume contains a tremendous amount of useful information written in a German style comparatively easy to read. The usual form of such volumes is adopted. The first chapter, devoted to foods and nutrition, is concise and is followed by detailed discussion of undernutrition and overnutrition, obesity, diabetes mellitus, the rarer disturbances in carbohydrate metabolism, diabetes insipidus, gout, nephrolithiasis, and disturbances in intermediary protein catabolism. Almost a hundred pages is devoted to Rosenberg's description of technic involved in metabolic examinations of urine, blood, stool and organs, chemical analysis of urinary stones and basal metabolism. One pleasing feature of the book is the constant clinical outlook. The few illustrations are well chosen. The references seem up to date, although, as is to be expected from continental sources, contributions other than from the native land do not receive the attention warranted by an international scientific outlook. The volume certainly deserves a

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