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June 6, 1931

The Metabolism of Tumours: Investigations from the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Biology, Berlin-Dahlem.

JAMA. 1931;96(23):1982. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02720490062043

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Abstract

Translations of twenty-four articles appearing first in German periodicals and all but a few in the Biochemische Zeitschrift, with a preface and an introduction by Professor Warburg, make up this volume. A few of the earlier papers included in the German edition are omitted. Four of the articles published in 1908 to 1915 form part I. They report studies of the respiration in ova of sea urchins, human erythrocytes, and the red blood cells of frogs, birds and rabbits. The remaining twenty (1923-1929) are studies of the metabolism of tumors. No change has been made in reproducing the original articles other than translation and a few additional footnotes. Improved methods of growing tissue and of maintaining tumor tissue alive over long periods outside the body have naturally brought about investigations of their metabolism under such controlled conditions. Beginning less than a decade ago, such studies are now under way in

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