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May 22, 1937

Absorption from the Intestine

JAMA. 1937;108(21):1828. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780210068035

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In this excellent monograph on a difficult but important problem in biology and medicine, the description of the histology of the absorbing mucosa is followed by an outline of the methods used in investigation of the factors and forces of absorption, and the succeeding chapters give a brief and clear account of the facts so far known regarding the absorption of all possible substances from the stomach, small intestine and large intestine. The style is clear and concise. Of special importance may be mentioned the evidence that the adrenal cortical hormone plays an important part in the selective absorption of sugar from the intestine as well as in the intestinal absorption of fat. Some of the known factors in absorption that have so far seemed contrary to known physical and chemical factors seem to be brought into harmony with these principles by processes of resynthesis in the cells of the

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