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May 7, 1955

Enzymologie: Eine Darstellung für Chemiker, Biologen und Mediziner

JAMA. 1955;158(1):88. doi:10.1001/jama.1955.02960010090035

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Until this book appeared there was no modern reference work in German on enzymes. This lack handicapped the author in his teaching of advanced students in chemistry at the University of Vienna, so he wrote this text for students of chemistry, biology, and medicine. Naturally, he emphasizes enzymes important in animal rather than in plant economy. The introductory chapters deal with the history of the subject, the composition and functions of enzymes, methods of studying them, and nomenclature. The bulk of the book is devoted to the individual enzymes, and the last section takes up the role of enzymes in intermediary metabolism. There is an exceptionally full table of contents, an author index, and a subject index. The author makes things simpler for the student by using short sentences and relatively few compound words. He employs a new uniform classification and nomenclature throughout but mentions the "old" names also, so

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