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December 29, 1923

The Essentials of Chemical Physiology for the Use of Students.

JAMA. 1923;81(26):2205. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.02650260047037

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Abstract

This little book, of British origin, is intended to be a textbook for students in what is more commonly known in this country as physiologic chemistry; the author must have smiled when he explained that chemical physiology was the same as physiologic chemistry. The simple constituents of the body are described and their reactions are discussed in much the same manner as occurs in the usual physiologic chemistry textbook. The method of presentation is direct, and easier to follow than the works of some American authors. This may be accounted for, however, by the fact that Dr. Halliburton makes no effort to be comprehensive. In the discussion of the proteins, the so-called English classification is employed rather than the classification commonly used here. The latter portion of the book is devoted to the "advanced course." This includes details of the newer methods of blood analysis, discussion of colloids and colloidal

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