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November 1929

La fisiopatologia clinica e sperimentale della lipemia.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1929;44(5):785. doi:10.1001/archinte.1929.00140050162015

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This is an excellent review of a difficult subject. The work is paper bound and of 300 pages without illustrations. It is the best monograph on the fats in many years, and should be made available to American readers.

The fatty acids, cholesterol, lecithin and all the lipoids are included in the studies, and the material is excellently coordinated so that the best possible insight is given into the little known field of the lipoids. The first few chapters cover the chemistry of these bodies in detail, and the various quantitative methods recently devised for their estimation. There follow chapters on the changes in the blood fat and various lipoids under physiologic conditions, such as starvation, exercise, feeding, etc. A serious attempt is then made to draw deductions from these data as to the metabolism of these substances and their physiologic significance. While exception might be taken to many points

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