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September 14, 1912

THE JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION

JAMA. 1912;LIX(11):880-884. doi:10.1001/jama.1912.04270090124024
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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 1912

A NEW THEORY OF PROTEIN METABOLISM BOLISM  The story of metabolism cannot fail to hold the attention of any group of men whose interests center in the functions of the living body; for it involves the special factors that dominate the activities of the organism. It is still much too early for profitable speculation on the causes of the complex and obscure changes which determine these reactions. After forty years of untiring effort in this field the master student of nutrition, Carl Voit, had to content himself with saying, in 1902, that "the unknown causes of metabolism are found in the cells of the organism." The chemical dynamics of the cell are still the subject of controversy and hypo thetical

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