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November 8, 1952

Biological Antioxidants: Transactions of the Fifth Conference November 30-December 1, 1950, New York, N. Y.

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Edited by Cosmo G. Mackenzie, Department of Biochemistry, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver. Paper. $3.75. Pp. 229. Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation, 565 Park Ave., New York 21, 1951.

JAMA. 1952;150(10):1057. doi:10.1001/jama.1952.03680100099049

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Abstract

This volume is a collection of six papers given at the fifth conference on biological antioxidants of the Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation. Most of the material deals with some aspect of radiation, including such topics as the chemical changes it produces, its effect on higher animals and on sulfhydryl systems, and the genetic effects produced by irradiation and irradiated broths. A single paper discusses the effect of peroxides in producing mutations and another the effect of peroxides, free radicals, and antioxidants in certain biological processes. The book is written in an informal discussion manner and includes comments and questions of the members of the conference whenever calrification of statements or problems are necessary. This permits the free expression and interchange of ideas among the men working in the different sciences and is an aid in giving a better over-all picture of a particular field of research. Each of the chapters

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