August 1927

Sulfur Metabolism.

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By Max Kahn and Frederic G. Goodridge. Price $9. Pp. 800. Philadelphia: Lea & Febiger, 1926.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1927;40(2):252. doi:10.1001/archinte.1927.00130080126012

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This work is a compilation of references on sulphur metabolism rather than a review, and this is essentially all that the authors claim for their publication. This volume is comprehensive in scope. The first five chapters are devoted to tables and statements concerning the sulphur content of foods, excreta, secretions, tissues and pigments. The next seven chapters are devoted to data on sulphur metabolism in different animals as affected by age, various physiologic states, drugs and diseases. The following ten chapters are devoted to more detailed discussions and citations on various specific forms of sulphur, such as protein sulphur, lipin sulphur, glucosides, ethereal sulphates and other forms. Brief chapters on hydrogen sulphide as related to biology, on mercaptans, on sulphur bacteria, sulphur in soil and various synthetic sulphur derivatives of possible biologic interest cover the last 200 pages. The concluding chapter covers a brief summary on the methods used for

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