The Fuel of Life: Experimental Studies in Normal and Diabetic Animals

The Fuel of Life: Experimental Studies in Normal and Diabetic Animals

The Fuel of Life: Experimental Studies in Normal and Diabetic Animals

The Fuel of Life: Experimental Studies in Normal and Diabetic Animals

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The subject matter of this volume formed the basis of four lectures delivered in March 1928 under the Louis Clark Vanuxem Foundation of Princeton University. It reviews what appears to me to be of importance in our present knowledge concerning the preparation of the food materials for combustion in the animal organism and deals more especially with the question as to whether fats, as well as proteins, form carbohydrate before being used as fuel. It has not been attempted to include all the literature bearing on the subject, but only that of recent date, and if too much weight may appear to have been given to investigations conducted during the last few years under my own direction I can only offer in excuse that it was primarily with the object in view of reviewing this work as a whole that I undertook the preparation of the volume.

I wish to thank my colleagues and pupils for their enthusiastic cooperation in the researches which are here brought under review, and Professor Laurence Irving and Miss Maynard Grange for preparing the index.

J. J. R. MACLEOD.

Toronto, Canada
1928 . . .

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