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September 12, 1931

Der Mineralbestand des Körpers.

JAMA. 1931;97(11):803. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02730110053045

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In this short monograph the mineral constituents of the body are discussed in a systematic fashion under the following topics: the blood and other body fluids (the urine is not included), blood cells, whole blood and body tissues. In no sense are the data presented in catalogue form; on the other hand, the attempt has been made to mention values which, in the light of the best analytic procedures, seem reasonably plausible. The possibility of obtaining accurate estimates of the inorganic constituents properly attributed to the tissues apart from the body fluids surrounding them is critically considered. Furthermore, the shortcomings of the methods available for this type of biochemical analysis are repeatedly brought out. The book is less a compilation of data than a critical review of the problems involved in obtaining them. The function of the mineral elements is considered only incidentally. The sections on calcium and phosphorus in

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