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November 3, 1934

Laboratory Manual of Biological Chemistry with Supplement

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By Otto Folin, Hamilton Kuhn Professor of Biological Chemistry in Harvard Medical School. Fifth edition. Cloth. Price, $3. Pp. 368, with 9 illustrations. New York & London: D. Appleton-Century Company, Incorporated, 1934.

JAMA. 1934;103(18):1401. doi:10.1001/jama.1934.02750440061032

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This well known laboratory guide, beginning as a manual for medical students in Harvard Medical School, has now grown into a standard book of procedure for clinical laboratories the world over. The present edition has been rewritten in many sections and one finds many answers where questions existed in former editions. The most important additions to the book are three micro methods for the determination of sugar, nonprotein nitrogen and uric acid in the blood, and a revised method for the determination of creatinine in the blood. A number of new methods have been substituted for old ones; for example, the method of Fiske and Logan for calcium and magnesium in the urine is substituted for that of McCrudden. One finds added a new method for the determination of potassium in the urine, total fixed base, ammonia and potassium in the blood, and for treatment of unlaked blood. There are

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