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Michael Somogyi - bibliography

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Hungarian-American biochemist, born March 7, 1883, Zsámánd, Hungary (now Reinersdorf, Austria); died 1971.


  • Studies of arteriovenous differences in blood sugar; II. Effect of hypoglycemia on the rate of extrahepatic glucose assimilation.
    Journal of Biological Chemistry, Baltimore, 1948, 174: 597-604.
  • Effect of insulin hypoglycemia on alimentary hyperglycemia.
    Journal of Biological Chemistry, Baltimore, 1951, 193: 859-863.
  • Quantitative relationship between insulin dosage and the amount of carbohydrates utilized in the diabetic persons.
    American Journal of Medicine, 1959.
  • Exacerbation of diabetes by excess insulin action.
    American Journal of Medicine, 1959.
  • Diabetogenic effect of hyperinsulinism. American Journal of Medicine, 1959.

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