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May 19, 1923

Oxidations and Reductions in the Animal Body.

JAMA. 1923;80(20):1480. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.02640470058044

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Abstract

Ten years have passed since Dakin's first publication of this book, during which time we have learned much more about oxidation, despite the fact that most of the fundamental problems remain unanswered. There is some consolation in this statement in the preface: "Perhaps when it is recalled that the pure chemist is still debating as to what really happens when carbon monoxide burns in oxygen, the biochemist may not feel so dissatisfied with the modest progress that has been made in elucidating biochemical oxidations." The scope of the book remains unchanged. It differs from the first edition entirely in the addition of newer materials, which have increased the volume nearly one third. The chief advances have been made in the study of carbohydrate oxidations, this chapter having been rewritten. It is to be expected that the present activities stimulated by the discovery of insulin will add much more to this

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