Reducing sugars in the urine and blood of premature babies.


We reported previously the finding by paper chromatography of reducing sugars in the urines of 24 out of 50 normal full-term babies (Haworth and McCredie, 1956). We suggested that the galactose which we found in the urines of 13 of the 50 babies might be related to the functional inefficiency of the liver that is so commonly a feature of the newborn. If… (More)


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