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June 1932

Der Mineralbestand des Körpers.

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By Wolfgang Heubner, Professor in Heidelberg. Paper. Price, 8.80 marks. Pp. 94, Berlin: Julius Springer, 1931.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1932;49(6):1097. doi:10.1001/archinte.1932.00150130220019

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This monograph was written in response to many requests for reprints of a similar compilation written by the author as part of a larger work some years ago. Résumés of this type have a definite value in spite of the unreliability of many of the values found in our periodicals. These are often unreliable because the methods are frequently at fault and also because considerable work is done by those who are not competent to make accurate analyses of this type. The author appears to realize these difficulties, although he does not seem to have attempted to select data with this criticism in mind. No attempt is made to discuss mineral metabolism, but only to present data on the amounts and state of various anions and cations in body fluids, cells and tissues. A brief discussion on the excess base values is included. Calcium and phosphorus naturally are discussed in

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