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April 29, 1933

Calcium Metabolism and Calcium Therapy.

JAMA. 1933;100(17):1364. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740170062036

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The second edition of this valuable little book represents a distinctly successful attempt on the part of Dr. Cantarow to revise and supplement the material presented in the first edition. In order to keep pace with the numerous recent developments in the field of calcium metabolism and calcium therapy, a number of investigations which have shed light on certain controversial points have been embodied. The former belief that there exists an interrelationship between the action of the parathyroid hormone and that of vitamin D has been replaced by the view that these two substances act independently on calcium metabolism. Other new material presented in this edition includes the relation of the calcium and phosphorus intake to the effects of vitamin D and the parathyroid hormone; the nature of parathyroid action; the significance of phosphatases in the mechanism of ossification and in bone diseases; dental caries; the influence of calcium on

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