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May 13, 1950

Physikalische Chemie in Medizin und Biologie

JAMA. 1950;143(2):212-213. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02910370062035

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The book is couched in the simplest of scientific German and can be followed with facility by any medical student or physician who has a reasonably fair acquaintance with the language. The thought is clear, and the sentences are short and not involved. The great value of the book lies in the wealth of correlation between concepts of physical chemistry on the one hand, and biology in general and medicine in particular on the other. The author's aim is to present the biologic aspects of physical chemistry in a way rarely used by writers on this subject. He employs with great success the subject matter of biochemistry, physiology and pathology as a vehicle for his physical chemistry. The result is a book in which almost every explanation, illustration or application of theories basic in physical chemistry is taken from those topics in which the medical student or the physician has

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