EDWIN F. HIRSCH, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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The complexity of the fats and the fatlike substances and the technical difficulties of their extraction, purification and identification make the lipids seem to be an extremely formidable field of study. The usual chemical approach is to isolate a compound in pure form and then to determine its physical and chemical properties. About 15 years ago in the laboratory at St. Luke's Hospital Paul J. Hartsuch1 attempted to prepare pure oleic acid from a mixture of saturated and unsaturated fatty acids. Distillation under reduced pressure, chilling to minus 15 to minus 25° C. of the fatty acid mixture diluted with
HIRSCH EF. STUDIES OF THE HYPERLIPEMIA IN DIABETES AND OTHER DISORDERS1. Ann Intern Med. 1954;41:546–552. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-41-3-546
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1954;41(3):546-552.
Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Diabetes, Dyslipidemia, Endocrine and Metabolism.
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