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Ever since the first edition appeared, a little more than ten years ago, this work has been recognized as a most authoritative treatise. Several works on the alkaloids have appeared in the meantime but, being less comprehensive, these have not displaced Henry's compilation in the hands of the critical worker. In the decade during which the first edition has been in use, much progress has been made in alkaloidal chemistry, both in the study of the constitution of the better known alkaloids and in the investigation of new or little known ones. Depending on their chemical constitution, alkaloids have been classified in several groups. From the standpoint of the nucleus, the following groups are considered in this work: pyrrol; pyridin; tropan; quinolin; isoquinolin; indol; glyoxalin; purin; alkaloids derived from aliphatic amins, and alkaloids of unknown constitution. The most important alkaloids are considered from the standpoint of occurrence, and the chemical
The Plant Alkaloids. JAMA. 1924;83(15):1189. doi:10.1001/jama.1924.02660150073038
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