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The book is designed as a laboratory manual for medical, dental and other students taking a general course in biochemistry. It follows essentially the same pattern as the three previous editions, which were reviewed in The Journal. Obviously the manual has been written primarily to meet the author's own requirements in teaching relatively large classes in biochemistry. Since the general plan remains unchanged, he has undoubtedly found that the book meets these requirements. The right hand page has been left blank for laboratory notes, thus cutting in half the number of apparently printed pages. The manual is confined almost wholly to directions for laboratory experiments, discussion and explanations being reduced to a minimum with the obvious intention of focusing the students' attention on the laboratory experiments. The directions are concise but given in sufficient detail so that they can be followed and understood. In general the course appears to follow
A Laboratory Manual of Physiological Chemistry. JAMA. 1941;117(26):2294. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820520090049
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