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The scope of this book is contained in the editor's definition of metabolism-"Metabolism is the sum total of tissue activity as considered in terms of physicochemical changes associated with and regulated by the availability, utilization and disposal of protein, fat, carbohydrate, vitamins, minerals, water and the influences which the endocrines exert on these processes."
To present the fundamental knowledge of metabolism, namely, its physiology, physicochemistry and pathologic physiology; to apply this knowledge to the explanation of diseases of metabolism, and to outline a rational basis for the treatment of these diseases is no mean task.
A brief foreword by Sir Frederick Banting was epically enough received by the editor but a few days before Sir Frederick's untimely death. The editor has wisely chosen a group of outstanding authorities to assist him. Carbohydrate Metabolism is presented by C. N. H. Long; Protein and Lipid Metabolism, by Abraham White; Mineral Metabolism and
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