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August 8, 1914

Nucleic Acids, Their Chemical Properties and Physiological Conduct.

JAMA. 1914;LXIII(6):504. doi:10.1001/jama.1914.02570060064034

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Abstract

This new member of the series of monographs on biochemistry is in all respects up to the high standard maintained by the previous issues of this invaluable enterprise. A better authority to cover the interesting field of the nucleic acids and their products could not have been selected, for much of the best work on their physiologic conduct has come from the laboratory of Jones. This monograph should be especially interesting to physicians, for the nucleic acids, and the purins derived from them, occupy a prominent place in medical literature. Here can be found the facts concerning that much-exaggerated and overabused fetish, uric acid, stripped of the glamor furnished by futile methods and pseudoscientific enthusiasm. The time has passed when to question the dominant importance of uric acid in human disease made the heretic a fit subject for the stake. It is well that physicians now have accessible reliable information

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