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A procedure assessing liver function. Based on the fact that the formation of glycogen from body-alien hexosis galactosis can only take place in normal liver function.


Richard Bauer:
Über die assimilation von galaktose und Milchzucker beim Gesunden und Kranken.
Wiener medizinische Wochenschrift, 1909, 56: 20-23.

Herbert Ludwig:
Zur Technik und Bewertung der Galaktoseprobe.
Zeitschrift für klinische Medizin, Berlin, 1942, 141: 758.

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