August 1913

Digestion and Metabolism.

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The Physiological and Pathological Chemistry of Nutrition. For students and physicians. By Alonzo Englebert Taylor, M.D., Rush Professor of Physiological Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. Octavo, 560 pages. Cloth, $3.75 net. Lea & Febiger, Philadelphia and New York, 1912.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1913;XII(2):243-244. doi:10.1001/archinte.1913.00070020129013

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The medical profession of America owes Dr. Taylor a debt of gratitude for making available to those who read only English the vast extent of chemical knowledge of the processes of digestion and nutrition which he has put between the covers of his book. The general plan of the work, the sequence of the chapters, the completeness with which he has treated each subject, and the vigorous and positive style which Dr. Taylor always has at his command, all contribute to make it a noteworthy text-book. To the reviewer the systematic use of full chemical formulas throughout the book seems especially commendable. They conduce to visualization of the actual chemical processes described and, therefore, educate the reader to think chemically, a much needed ability for the modern physician.

With so much that is admirable to praise, it seems ungracious to ask for more; yet the reviewer cannot but regret

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