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December 1, 1928

Practical Biochemistry for Students.

JAMA. 1928;91(22):1742. doi:10.1001/jama.1928.02700220068040

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This practical guide represents the results of an earnest attempt to raise the standard of medical education in India. From that point of view it certainly deserves commendation. It is a practical guide giving few critical statements as to the true value of the various tests and methods described. To a chemist, the order of presentation of some of the material appears illogical. Thus, proteins are taken up first, with the amino-acids treated last, carbohydrates are described next with monosaccharides first, followed by a brief discussion of the lipins. Considerable space is devoted to quantitative analysis of blood and urine, and although some of the old and discarded methods are included, the student nevertheless is informed as to some of the more modern procedures. In the final chapter the mechanism of the regulation of the neutrality of blood is treated in a simple but modern way. A complete index is

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