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June 23, 1934

Practical Methods in Biochemistry

JAMA. 1934;102(25):2138. doi:10.1001/jama.1934.02750250064031

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This is a laboratory manual intended primarily for the use of medical students, for which purpose it appears to be admirably adapted. It is sufficiently complete and so organized that it will be found an excellent book of reference for those interested in the details of biochemical methods. The work is divided into three parts: the chemistry of cell constituents, which includes chapters on carbohydrates, lipins, proteins, nucleoproteins and nucleic acids, and hydrogen ion concentration; the chemistry of the digestive tract, containing sections on salivary, gastric and intestinal digestion and on the bile; the blood and urine, under which heading the author considers blood and hemoglobin, quantitative analysis of blood, quantitative analysis of urine, and chemical examination of urine for pathologic constituents. An unusually detailed appendix contains instructions for the use and care of apparatus and reagents and for the preparation of solutions. This volume is unusually well written; instructions

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