August 24, 1935

Physical Chemistry for Students of Biology and Medicine

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By David Ingersoll Hitchcock, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Physiology in the Yale University School of Medicine. (With Laboratory Directions.) Second edition. Cloth. Price, $2.75. Pp. 214, with 28 illustrations. Springfield, Ill., & Baltimore: Charles C. Thomas, 1934.

JAMA. 1935;105(8):622. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760340068033

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This book covers the material that has been offered to medical and graduate students at Yale University for some years as a part of the work in physiology. After presenting the most fundamental aspects on the properties of gases and the laws covering them, the author follows with the logical application of these laws to liquids and solutions. In this connection, emphasis is placed on the law of mass action in solutions, the consideration of hydrogen ions, and the theories underlying the indicator and electrometric methods for the pH estimation. Adsorption and the colloidal state are treated briefly but included are membrane potentials and equilibriums. A clear and brief chapter on gas equilibriums in blood is followed by chapters on kinetics of enzyme action, oxidation-reduction potentials, and the transformation of energy. The new edition includes instructions for twelve laboratory experiments involving the application of the osmotic pressure to cell

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