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February 1954

The Biochemistry of Gastric Acid Secretion.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1954;93(2):308-309. doi:10.1001/archinte.1954.00240260144013

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Dr. Conway's text is an excellent review of the chemical mechanisms involved in the formation of acid by biological systems in general and by the parietal cell of the gastric mucosa in particular. As the author has clearly indicated in the title, the book is directed specifically towards the biochemical mechanisms associated with production of acid in the parietal cell. Dr. Conway develops fully his concepts of the parallelism between the formation of acid by yeast cells and parietal cells. Although the parallelism is admittedly incomplete, the similarities are sufficient to have enabled him to study in detail many of the chemical processes involved. The book is slanted definitely, as it should be, in the direction of Dr. Conway's own interpretations of the data currently available. His concepts are clearly presented and deserve the attention of all students seriously interested in the production of acid by the parietal cells of

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