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This volume records some of the work done by 32 authors in many important fields in biochemical research. The intent of the book, as stated by Dr. Green in the preface, was to give an over-all picture of the present status of significant problems in a particular field, to point out the present broad strategy used in attacking these problems, and then to speculate as to the paths most likely to be followed in future research. Much of the progress made on the many problems in biochemistry has been due to the development of new techniques in the isolation, identification, and further characterization of biochemical substances. Such techniques include paper chromatography, spectrophotometry, electrophoresis, and the use of isotopes. In reading the various chapters, one is immediately impressed with the tremendous advances that have been made since the first volume was written 10 years ago. A glance at the titles of
Currents in Biochemical Research 1956. JAMA. 1956;162(12):1195-1196. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970290091030