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January 28, 1928

Lehrbuch der physiologischen und pathologischen Chemie in 75 Vorlesungen für Studierende, Ärzte, Biologen und Chemiker. Zugleich II. völlig neubearbeitete und erweiterte Auflage der Probleme der physiologischen und pathologischen Chemie.

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II Band: Stoffwechsellehre. 4 Lieferung: Eiweissstoffwechsel. Von Prof. Dr. Otto Fürth, Vorstand der Abteilung für physiologische Chemie im physiologischen Institute der Wiener Universität. Paper. Price, 15 marks. Pp. 148. Leipsic: F. C. W. Vogel, 1927.

JAMA. 1928;90(4):316. doi:10.1001/jama.1928.02690310068038

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This volume contains twelve lectures covering the history of protein food from the time it enters the stomach to its resynthesis and catabolism, with especial emphasis on (a) the proteolytic and peptolytic enzymes found in organs, (b) urea, (c) hippuric acid, (d) creatine and creatinine, (e) oxyproteic acids and (f) the final fate of hemoglobin. In general, the subject matter is presented in an interesting style and in many cases the discussion is critical. The discussion on intestinal digestion is good, although the author still tends to adhere to the choline theory of vasodilatin action. The recent work of the Willstätter laboratory on trypsin activation appears to be accepted without qualification. The Abderhalden reaction is again upheld and discussed in some detail in the lecture on organ ferments. A brief treatment on nitrogen distribution in the urine is given, but the values are expressed in the main as percentages of

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