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So rapidly is animal biochemistry developing that this edition appearing only four years later than the fourth, takes a page to list some of the more important of the new materials added. The chief single addition is a chapter on biologic antagonists. Of other additions, it can be briefly said that the most important established biochemical facts and theories accepted by the early part of 1949 seem to have been considered at least to the point of brief mention.
The text is clearly and concisely written and logically arranged. Liberal use is made of exact cross references, structural formulas, tables, graphs, anatomic drawings and clinical photographs. The bibliographies are annotated and differ from those in many college texts in the larger number of original papers cited. In the appendix are tables on the nutritive value of foods and a brief treatment of those parts of physical chemistry most needed by
Textbook of Biochemistry. JAMA. 1950;144(6):506. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02920060068037