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January 15, 1927

Applied Biochemistry.

JAMA. 1927;88(3):196. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02680290058034

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This is the most recent addition to the field of biologic chemistry. The object of the author, in common with many others, is to have something new. This book has "been written with a view of weaving the woof of biochemistry into the warp of medicine." It is this idea which explains the use of the term "applied." In striking difference to similar textbooks are the excellent lithographs of contemporary men working in physiologic chemistry and related fields. The first eight chapters deal with descriptive chemistry, which is, as a whole, fairly well presented by the aid of diagrams and illustrations; but the lack of careful and accurate editing is conspicuous. There are uncritical statements, errors in chemistry, and even evidence at times of a lack of proper appreciation of the subject. In the first chapter, "Man and His Environment," is discussed the relationship that exists between the human organism

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