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August 1966

Disorders of Carbohydrate Metabolism in Infancy, Vol 3: Major Problems in Clinical Pediatrics

Am J Dis Child. 1966;112(2):173. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1966.02090110117033

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Drs. Cornblath and Schwartz have made a significant contribution to pediatric literature by preparation of this monograph. The authors are active investigators in the field which they discuss. They have succeeded in bringing together in a compact volume the pertinent physiologic, biochemical, and clinical material necessary to provide the reader with the background for effective diagnosis and treatment of this group of disorders.

The discussion of the various hypoglycemic syndromes should be of particular value because of the relative frequency with which they are encountered and the systematic approach to their diagnosis and management that is presented.

Readers will also benefit from the current review of certain areas in which new information has appeared with considerable rapidity and in somewhat fragmentary fashion: the various glycogen storage diseases, hereditary fructose intolerance, and the disorders of carbohydrate absorption and digestion. The volume does not consider juvenile diabetes mellitus but limits itself to

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