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June 18, 1932

Le soufre en biologie et en thérapeutique.

JAMA. 1932;98(25):2236. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02730510062034

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This is an admirable presentation of the rôle of sulphur in medicine, including veterinary practice and homeopathy. The subject matter is divided into four parts, with an appendix on technic. The first part, on the biology of sulphur, is subdivided into chapters on the elementary physicochemistry, the metabolism of sulphur, its rôle in the composition of the lipoids, albumins and pigments, and the excretion of sulphur through the biliary, urinary, pulmonary and other channels. Following these is an interesting chapter on the assimilation of the element, with especial reference to the principal organs acting as depots. The final chapter in the biologic section gives a short but clear outline of the rôle of sulphur in disease, discussing pneumonia, typhoid, tuberculosis, cancer and diabetes. The second part is concerned with therapy. Under various subdivisions, the forms of the drug, its toxicity, the pharmacology, both organic and inorganic, modes of application, methods

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