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November 4, 1911

THE JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION

JAMA. 1911;LVII(19):1540-1543. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.04260110040020
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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1911 

THE RÔLE OF LIPOIDS IN NUTRITION  The albuminous substances have long had the reputation of standing in unique relation to the activities of living cells. The word "protein" was intentionally selected to designate the preeminent part which these nitrogenous compounds play in the life processes. The eminent physiologist Pflüger coined the expression "protein is the sole living substance" (nur das Eiweiss ist lebendig). A recognition of this status has been one of the most effective incentives to those remarkable chemical and biologic studies of the proteins which have been carried out in recent years and have so greatly enlarged our horizon in this direction.From time to time physiologists have called attention to the possible danger in allowing the supremacy of

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