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December 26, 1931

Practical Physiological Chemistry: A Book Designed for Use in Courses in Practical Physiological Chemistry in Schools of Medicine and of Science.

JAMA. 1931;97(26):1985. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02730260051032

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This edition of the well known book on physiologic chemistry, which gained such recognition at the time when Philip B. Hawk was professor of physiologic chemistry at the University of Illinois, is in keeping with its predecessors in that it contains considerable material not included in the preceding edition. Noteworthy is the fact that the issuance of this book in 1931 marks the twenty-fifth anniversary since the appearance of the first volume. The subject of metabolism has been particularly enlarged, so that instead of one chapter it has been divided into chapters on respiratory metabolism and neutrality regulation; energy metabolism; protein, carbohydrate and fat metabolism, and inorganic metabolism. The recent account of the isolation of the precursor to vitamin A and the isolation in crystalline form of vitamin D make the present chapter on the vitamins somewhat behind the discoveries. The authors state that the isolation in crystalline form of

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