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August 2, 1924

Fundamentals of Bio-Chemistry in Relation to Human Physiology.

JAMA. 1924;83(5):379. doi:10.1001/jama.1924.02660050065033

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This book is written principally for the student. It is a concise, general survey of the subject, but it has been abridged rather too much for general use as a reference work by any except readers new to the study. Nevertheless, its treatment is sufficiently comprehensive to be of service to the physician who wishes to review his biochemistry briefly and to become familiar in a general way with the later discoveries. The discussions on vitamins, colloids, enzymes and the functional importance of electrolytes are of particular interest to the practitioner. There are few if any books on biochemistry in which are condensed so many of the fundamental facts of the subject without unnecessary detail as this. Hence, it should prove useful to teachers. Although printed in 1923, the text was prepared too early to make any reference to insulin. Another minor fault is the use of the term "adrenalin"

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