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This short textbook covers the ground usually included in the older works on physiologic chemistry. It is a good introductory volume. The first two chapters are devoted to general remarks together with brief but hardly worth-while discussions on solutions, osmotic pressure, electrolytic dissociation, colloids, surface tension, and mineral composition of organisms. Then follow brief but good descriptive chapters on lipins, carbohydrates, proteins and nucleoproteins. Many new observations are cited, but little attempt is made to try to organize the material for the student on a general fundamental organic chemistry basis. The enzymes are treated briefly under digestion. Absorption is well treated from the standpoint of specificity, but there is no theoretical discussion on the possible mechanisms involved. Blood and lymph are discussed at some length, but the student is not aided in finding his way through the maze of terminology which has crept into the literature on the subject of
Kurzes Lehrbuch der chemischen Physiologie. JAMA. 1927;88(25):1987. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02680510045033
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