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April 22, 1933

Lehrbuch der physiologischen Chemie in Vorlesungen.

JAMA. 1933;100(16):1282-1283. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740160066042

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This excellent and complete revision of the previous lehrbuch, like the earlier editions, is intended to cover the biochemistry of mammals and mainly of man with emphasis on its application to modern medicine. The material is presented in thirty-eight well organized and exceedingly entertaining lectures. The reader is first introduced to the subject by three lectures of general character with the final emphasis on the synthesis of carbohydrates in plants. Then follows the excellent biochemical treatment, including digestion and metabolism, of lipins, carbohydrates and proteins. Special chapters are added on the porphyrins, nucleic acids, enzymes, vitamins and mineral metabolism. The concluding chapters present more comprehensive and coordinated treatments of the quantitative aspects of metabolism, of specific needs, of dynamic action of foods, and of temperature regulation. The entire treatment is more biologic than chemical but is well balanced for the medical student. Much new and often amusing information is given

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