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July 18, 1953

The Biochemistry of Gastric Acid Secretion.

JAMA. 1953;152(12):1182. doi:10.1001/jama.1953.03690120098038

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Dr. Conway deals with the site of gastric secretion, with ways of stimulating it, with various theories that have been advanced on its formation, both from a chemical standpoint and from the standpoint of energetics, and with the protective role of gastric urease. Except for five pages on the treatment of gastric ulcer with urea, the book does not include therapy. Throughout the book, parietal cells and yeast cells are compared; obviously the latter are easier to study, and more is known of their biochemical processes. The writing is clear, and the illustrations are adequate. The material is made available through a detailed table of contents, summaries for each chapter, and indexes. The bibliography is 10 pages long. Printing and binding are excellent.

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