April 1941

Chemistry and Medicine.

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Papers Presented at the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Founding of the Medical School at the University of Minnesota. Edited by Morris B. Visscher. Price, $4.50. Pp. 293, with charts and illustrations. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1940.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1941;67(4):893. doi:10.1001/archinte.1941.00200040186020

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This volume comprises the papers presented in a program, given in October 1939, which was planned to commemorate the semicentennial anniversary of the founding of the medical school at the University of Minnesota. The papers read on this occasion were chosen to center on one theme, "Some Trends in Medical Progress, with Particular Reference to Chemistry in Medicine," and were presented by men especially qualified to discuss each particular trend. Several guest speakers from other universities were included. It is not within the scope of this review to present comment on the individual papers. The subjects are set forth under four main headings: "Progress in the Application of Physical Chemistry to Medicine;" "Some Recent Investigation in Metabolism;" "Some Aspects of Immunity and Chemotherapy," and "Some Approaches to the Nervous Control of the Organism." The papers presented were each of interest and importance to the student of medicine and were of

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