December 13, 1924

Die biogenen Amine und ihre Bedeutung für die Physiologie und Pathologie des pflanzlichen und tierischen Stoffwechsels. Monographien aus dem Gesamtgebiet der Physiologie der Pflanzen und der Tiere.

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3. Band. Von M. Guggenheim. Second edition. Paper. Price, $4.80. Pp. 474. Berlin: Julius Springer, 1924.

JAMA. 1924;83(24):1945. doi:10.1001/jama.1924.02660240059035

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This volume is one of the series of the German monographs on physiology and biochemistry, the first of which, the hydrogen-ion concentration by Leonor Michaelis, has become almost a classic. The subject matter dealt with in Guggenheim's book is about the same as that contained in Barger's "Simpler Natural Bases," one of the monographs on biochemistry published in England, written by English and American investigators. Barger's excellent book appeared ten years ago and no new edition has been published, but the English biochemist read and corrected the German work of his Swiss colleague, who had the great misfortune of losing his eyesight completely through an accident in the laboratory. In this way Guggenheim's work contains at the same time the views and ideas of Barger, a circumstance that materially enhances its value. The name "biogene" amins is used in preference to "proteinogenous" amins, frequently employed, since the relation to the

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