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August 10, 1918

Chemical Pathology. Being a Discussion of General Pathology from the Standpoint of the Chemical Processes Involved.

JAMA. 1918;71(6):489. doi:10.1001/jama.1918.02600320073027

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It is now three years since the second edition of this valuable book was issued; but in spite of the war the study of the chemical problem of disease has been so active that the additions to our knowledge made it necessary to reprint the book. The chapters on gout, immunologic specificness, anaphylaxis, icterus, acidosis, diabetes and uremia have been rewritten practically altogether, and new chapters or sections have been added on the Abderhalden reaction, chemical basis of growth, atrophy and the pressor basis. While the more recent publications of certain foreign countries have not been accessible, abstracts of most of them have been, so that it is fair to say that all or nearly all of the important literature concerned has been laid under contribution. The presentation is clear, logical and scholarly, and a judicial attitude is maintained throughout. As in previous editions, references are made to the more

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