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Endocrine Functions of the Pancreas.

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By ZIMMERMAN BERNARD. , M.D., Department of Surgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minn. 82 pages; 14.5 X 22.5 cm. (limp leather binding). Charles C Thomas; , Springfield, Illinois: . 1952.. Price, $2.50.


Ann Intern Med. 1952;36(5):1357. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-36-5-1357_1
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The established and proposed hormones of the pancreas are discussed in a concise review of the major contributions to the subjects.

Regarding insulin the discussion includes the metabolism in diabetes, the action of insulin and the control of insulin release from the pancreas. The various classical differences of points of view are represented.

The lipotropic factors of the pancreas are briefly considered also with presentation of the conflicting viewpoints. The upshot is fairly well represented by the statement that "few people have accepted the idea that the lipotropic factor of the pancreas is an internal secretion." The probable importance of

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