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August 1938

Vitamine und Hormone in ihren Beziehungen zur Augenheilkunde. (Abhandlungen aus der Augenheilkunde und ihren Grenzgebieten, no. 25).

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By Prof. Dr. Kurt Wachholder, Prof. Dr. Werner Kyrieleis and Dozent Dr. Reinhard Braun, with an introduction by Prof. Dr. C. Behr. Price, Swiss francs 9:40. Pp. 80, with 21 illustrations. Berlin: S. Karger, 1938.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1938;20(2):347-348. doi:10.1001/archopht.1938.00850200185022

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Abstract

Three surveys which were presented in a symposium on vitamins and hormones and their relations to ophthalmology at the last meeting of the North-West German Ophthalmological Society are reprinted from Zeitschrift für Augenheilkunde. This publication for ophthalmologists is most timely in view of the importance of this research and of the rapid progress of the knowledge in this field. Wachholder's introductory survey is a basic study of the role played by vitamins and hormones in the animal economy as a whole. He calls attention to what Lumière has called the renaissance of humoral pathology and to how this has colored clinical study as well as laboratory research and experiment. While vitamins are correctly named, as they are nutritional elements essential to life, only one is, strictly speaking, an amine. The hormones, chemical messengers having no nutritional function, are concerned with the medication of neural impulses. The

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