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Calcium Metabolism and Bone Disease. A Textbook for Students and Practitioners.

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By JACKSON W. P. U.. , M.A., M.D., F.R.C.P., D.C.H. 134 pages. Edward Arnold (Publishers) Ltd., London: , 1967.. Price, $7.25.

Ann Intern Med. 1967;67(4):913-914. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-67-4-913_2
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Into the tight space of 128 pages Dr. Jackson has packed concise but highly readable accounts of the physiology of calcium and phosphate, of bone growth and remodeling, of metabolic bone disease, and of related topics. As one should expect, the disorders involving the parathyroids get emphasis, along with D-deficient and -resistant rickets and osteomalacia. Dr. Jackson has not abandoned the Albright hypothesis on "postmenopausal" and "senile" osteoporosis, but he gives a fair account of the calcium deficiency concept. He presents good brief surveys of the renal tubular syndromes that are pertinent to bone disease, and renal calculi get some


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