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February 1942

DISEASES OF METABOLISM: REVIEW OF CERTAIN RECENT CONTRIBUTIONS

Author Affiliations

Fellow in Medicine, the Mayo Foundation; ROCHESTER, MINN.

From the Division of Medicine (Dr. Rynearson), the Mayo Clinic.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1942;69(2):344-365. doi:10.1001/archinte.1942.00200140182010
Abstract

As in our review of last year, we shall summarize certain of the more significant contributions of the past year in the field of metabolic disturbances, with particular emphasis on the two most important disturbances of carbohydrate metabolism, diabetes mellitus and spontaneous hypoglycemia, as well as obesity, adrenal cortical insufficiency and disorders of the pituitary body and of the thyroid gland. Some discrimination had to be made in the selection of the articles referred to, since not all, as is usually true, were of equal merit. An effort has been made to give reference to both sides of controversial questions. without the formation of any conclusions on our part.

DIABETES MELLITUS 

Carbohydrate Metabolism.  —Fantl and his associates1 recently have reported results of a detailed study of glycogen metabolism in the intact liver of the rabbit. Their work confirmed the essential points in Cori's2 previous extensive observations on this

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