Excerpt from American Journal of Physiology, Vol. 19 The serum in a case of diabetic coma did t produce this change In color; the same observation was made in the case of a patient suffering with acute meningitis, and at the time of examination in a comatose condition. The urine of this patient contained aceton, but sugar. The serum of a case of acute jaundice acted in the same manner on the test paper. All these cases had a marked decrease in alkalinity. Slighter variations In the same direction were observed in the serum of a case of lymphatic leucaemia, of two cases of scarlet fever, and in post-mortem blood. An increase in alkalinity above the rmal has so far t been determined. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.