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June 15, 1912

Theorie und Praxis der inneren Medizin.

JAMA. 1912;LVIII(24):1877. doi:10.1001/jama.1912.04260060226028

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The subjects included in the second volume of Kindborg's work afford an excellent opportunity for the application of the distinguishing principle on which the book is founded, viz., the presentation to the student of enough of the fundamental sciences to enable him to understand their application to the pathology and treatment of the individual disease under discussion.

The volume includes disturbances of metabolism, diseases of the locomotive apparatus and disease of the digestive system. The physiology and chemistry of digestion and metabolism are first considered; directions are given for the quantitative determination of sugar and other processes of urinalysis concerned in diabetes. The section on diseases of the digestive system includes a chapter on the teeth and what is an unusual arrangement, one on diphtheria. At this place in connection with antitoxin the author takes occasion to explain Ehrlich's side-chain theory. In a similar way the subject of typhoid fever

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