This book contains an account of papers and discussion pertaining to recent experimental and clinical observations on the metabolism of calcium and of bone. It is an excellent volume for those interested in the investigative and research aspects of the subject. It would be of little value to those who are mainly concerned with treating disease involving the skeleton.
Topics considered in some detail include state of calcium in body fluids, the composition and structure of bone, the turnover of calcium in the body, and the nature and composition of bone matrix, as well as various other aspects of the subject that are too numerous to mention. Besides brief presentations of experimental results, each section contains the informal discussions by the participants in the conference on each topic presented. There are also numerous references to recent work on the various subjects discussed.