1919 Journal of the American Medical Association  
system presents the colloid reactions concerned with the distribution of water in normal and diseased tissues. Fischer's theory of edema is discussed fully. There follows a similar discussion of salt distribution, assimilation and dissimilation \p=m-\processesinvolving the conversion of crystalloid foodstuff into colloids which may be retained for use. Growth, the formation of layered structures, ossification, and certain pathologic changes are given a colloidal chemical basis. The colloidal
more » ... s. The colloidal chemistry of cells, the movement of organisms and muscle contraction, blood, respiration, circulation, absorption, secretion and excretion are fully discussed, with certain reference also to diseased conditions. The final chapters deal chiefly with; the action of foreign chemical substances and organisms, and microscopic technic, both rather broadly. This discussion of colloids -in numerous phases of medical biology is especially valuable as a reference to investigators in this or related fields, but is also a pleasing stimulus to the broadly trained, aggressive physician. An Outline of Genito-Urinary Surgery.
doi:10.1001/jama.1919.02610360054033 fatcat:m7l6yugagjdmretrmpkx4f7dre