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December 8, 1923

Laboratory Manual of Biological Chemistry, with Supplement.

JAMA. 1923;81(23):1979. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.02650230063041

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This book needs no introduction to the medical profession. The analytic methods described in some instances not only bear the author's name but have come into general use. New methods are given in this edition for phosphates, sulphates, total base, sugar and amino-acids in urine, and for chlorids and amino-acids in blood. The methods for lipoids, uric acid and for sugar in blood have been improved. The even pages of this book are blank pages for notes. There are few illustrations. The discussions are short and pointed. The diction is clear. The author "rings out" the old Trommer and Fehling tests for sugar. They are only of historical interest, he says. Benedict's reagent is more sensitive to dextrose than Fehling's. It is not reduced by creatinin or uric acid, and little if at all by chloroform, which is often added as a preservative to urine. The analytic methods for blood

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