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To the reviewer's knowledge, this monograph is the only essay of its kind in publication and covers the subject of chemistry and metabolism of the skin succinctly and quite fully within the limits of the space available.
The author should not permit himself the liberty of dealing in probabilities as, for instance, on page 23, where he states "The probability is that it (hyperglycemia) is a hepato-pancreatic disturbance or a metabolic disorder." He also states on page 21, "Predisposition to certain dermatoses may also be caused by carbohydrate intake by producing an excessive secretion of fat in the skin and
Practical Survey of Chemistry and Metabolism of the Skin.. Ann Intern Med. 1943;19:820. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-19-5-820
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