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May 20, 1933

Les ictères.

JAMA. 1933;100(20):1633-1634. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740200067037

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This monograph represents the accumulation of more than twenty years' study of jaundice. The papers of the author and his colleagues make a list amounting to 129. Many references— German, American and English as well as French—are made throughout the text. One has the impression of a thorough, scholarly but personal rather than impartial presentation of the subject. The work is divided into four main parts. The first is devoted to the laboratory study of icterus, with a description of the technic for clinical study of pigments, bile salts and cholesterol. A method of using the diazo reaction of Ehrlich as a ring test is described and preferred, by comparison, to the colorimetric van den Bergh test. The use of the stalagmometer is demonstrated with experimental and statistical clinical examples of results. Dissociated jaundice is explained and illustrated. A bibliography of principal French publications relative to the study of bile

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