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January 1965

Advances in Metabolic Disorders. Vol 1.

Arch Intern Med. 1965;115(1):112. doi:10.1001/archinte.1965.03860130114033

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This volume is a potpourri of eight separate disquisitions by recognized authorities in each of the fields considered. It is thus concerned with such diverse topics as: (1) "The Various Forms of Glycogen Storage Disease"; (2) "Parathormone Physiology and Abnormalities of Parathyroid Function"; (3) "Mitochondrial Respiratory Control"; (4) "The Etiology of Osteoporosis"; (5) "The Action of Thyroid Hormones"; (6) "Insulin Antagonists and Inhibitors"; (7) "The Physiology of Aldosterone"; and (8) "The Megaloblastic Anemias and the Biochemistry of Folic Acid."

These eight articles are presented with no attempt at continuity or justification for selection except that each deals with an area of potential "metabolic disorder." With the reservation that folic acid metabolism has classically been considered the concern of the hematologist, and the "metabolite" has only recently realized that he must make it his concern to know about such things as esoteric as the respiration of the mitochondria, the volume fulfills

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