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Physical chemistry, that lusty infant prodigy, offspring of the union of physics and chemistry, has already come in many instances to the assistance of the practitioner, giving aid in diagnosis and helping in the explanation of physiologic processes. One has only to recall the most recent innovations of the determination of the hydrogen ion concentration of the blood and spinal fluids, the diagnosis of syphilis by the colloidal gold test, or the distinguishing of epidemic cerebrospinal meningitis from tuberculous meningitis by the cataphoresis of the proteins of the spinal fluid. Hence a book of this title should attract the interest of practitioners and students alike. This book, however, makes no pretense to having been written for clinical men. It is rather intended for advanced students who already understand much about the subject. It contains many interesting facts for such students, and quite a long and useful literature list at the
Physical Chemistry of Vital Phenomena, for Students and Investigators in the Biological and Medical Sciences.. JAMA. 1917;LXIX(13):1104-1105. doi:10.1001/jama.1917.02590400064031