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February 9, 1952

Review of Physiological Chemistry

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By Harold A. Harper, Ph.D., Professor of Biology (Biochemistry), University of San Francisco, San Francisco. Third edition. Paper, loose-leaf. $3.50. Pp. 260, with 13 illustrations. University Medical Publishers, P. O. Box 761, Palo Alto, California, 1951.

JAMA. 1952;148(6):499. doi:10.1001/jama.1952.02930060081032

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Dr. Harper covers the fundamental, noncontroversial parts of physiological chemistry, in this work for medical students to use along with standard texts and physicians to use in studying for state and specialty boards. The subject matter is up-to-date, and its arrangement is logical and clear. Diagrams, structural formulas, and charts are liberally used, and the index is adequate. There is some laxity in the definitions and nomenclature, e. g., on page 30, "The term 'lipids' is a general name for a group of hydrocarbons [sic] of fatty nature...."

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