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November 1959

Lipidoses: Diseases of the Intracellular Lipid Metabolism.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1959;104(5):842-843. doi:10.1001/archinte.1959.00270110162029

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What is the meaning of an elevated serum cholesterol, of lipemic serum, of a xanthomatous lesion? Today the medical literature abounds with articles and books dealing with the lipids and disorders of lipid metabolism, for these medically popular subjects are thought likely to shed light upon the obscurities of atherosclerosis. Professor Thannhauser provides insight into these questions by an unusual book which mentions atherosclerosis only in passing.

Professor Thannhauser began his distinguished career in this field in Germany, long before the current flurry of interest in fats. He has worked in this country since the nineteen-thirties and is currently Clinical Professor of Medicine, Emeritus, Tufts Medical School. He brings to "Lipidoses" a wealth of biochemical and clinical information which is culled from the perspective of his personal acquaintance with these diseases. His book gains in authority by virtue of his knowledge of the European literature, extensively quoted; his own researches

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