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November 1938

Uric Acid in Blood and Urine.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1938;62(5):902. doi:10.1001/archinte.1938.00180160181019

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This is an excellent piece of work, done, apparently, by the author in connection with his thesis for the degree of Doctor in Medicine at Copenhagen. First written in Danish, it is now printed in English, only the final chapter appearing in both languages. The tables and diagrams which accompany the discussion are easily understood. The translation from Danish to English is admirable.

The author first reviews various methods available for the analysis of the uric acid in blood and urine and points out their most striking faults. Finally he presents new methods of his own devising and describes the technic of their performance in detail.

After a historical account of methods, the remainder of the book is concerned with experiments in which the new methods were utilized. The experiments dealt with uric acid clearance under a variety of circumstances, under conditions in which the purin or the protein content

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