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Many of the important advances in biochemistry made in the last quarter of a century have resulted from the application of physicochemical methods to the study of biochemical problems. For the serious student and worker in this field, a thorough knowledge and understanding of modern physical chemistry is essential. This implies not only a knowledge of chemistry, including biochemistry, but also a working knowledge of mathematics and physics. Lacking such a preparation in the fundamentals of the science, the average student of biology or medicine may nevertheless gather much information of interest and value from books like this one by Bull. The author discusses many of the recent applications of physicochemical methods to the study of biologic problems, although in most cases the treatment is much too brief to permit a student with no previous experience in this field to gain a real understanding of it. As indicated by the
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