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November 6, 1937

A Textbook of Applied Biochemistry for Pharmacists and Pharmaceutical Students

JAMA. 1937;109(19):1571. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780450075036

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This volume was written expressly for the pharmacist and pharmaceutical student in England. The recent high standard of educational requirements in pharmacy have created a field for books on biochemistry which meet the specific needs of this field. Accordingly, this book is concerned with the various applications of biochemistry in pharmacy and allied branches of public health. The material is concisely presented. It covers the usual list of subjects given in a syllabus of biochemistry besides more specifically the subjects which should be of special interest to the pharmaceutical student and pharmaceutical chemist. In the opening chapter on the biochemical importance of water the author discusses not only the information of general biochemical interest but also methods of removing water from drugs, variations in moisture content of various drugs, and so on. The succeeding chapters are terse but comprehensive discussions of hydrogen ion concentration, surface phenomena and colloids, spectroscopy and

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