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January 1925

Questions Actuelles de Biologie Médicale.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1925;35(1):147-148. doi:10.1001/archinte.1925.00120070152012

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This monograph is essentially a summary of the author's own researches on the lungs, the cardiovascular system, the suprarenals, the liver, the ferments and the bile. Each of these subjects is treated in a separate chapter. The author has made special investigations on the action of the lung on the fatty substances of the blood, and concludes that the lung tissues have a very marked lipolytic action.

The chapter on cardiovascular physiology and pathology deals particularly with experiments with injections of organ extracts.

In the chapter on the suprarenal glands, the author details experiments which lead him to conclude that the suprarenal medulla secretes epinephrin continuously in quantities sufficient to counterbalance the influence of the vagi nerves on the heart.

In the chapter on the rôle of the bile, the author concludes among other things, that bile retards intestinal putrefaction by three processes: that is, it favors the development of

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