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March 6, 1920

Praktikum der Medizinischen Chemie.

JAMA. 1920;74(10):693. doi:10.1001/jama.1920.02620100053033

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By those familiar with Fränkel's "Arzneimittelsynthese," the Praktikum der medizinischen Chemie will be examined with interest. The book aims to be sufficiently comprehensive to be used as a guide book in the instruction of physicians and chemists who desire more than usual knowledge of pure and applied medicinal chemistry. It contains methods for qualitative and quantitative inorganic analysis, the detection and analysis of many organic substances used in medicine, and the methods used in physiologic, pathologic and forensic chemistry. In a work of less than 450 pages the subdivisions in such a comprehensive task must necessarily be brief; yet no subject important to the field appears to have been omitted. The methods are given without much discussion concerning the interpretation of results, the latter being left to the teacher and analyst using the book. No bibliography is given, although usually the methods are described under the author's name. The work

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