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April 20, 1935

Handbuch der Biochemie des Menschen und der Tiere

JAMA. 1935;104(16):1447-1448. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760160071032

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As a supplement to volumes IV-V of the original work, this is a valuable addition, which specialists in the various fields will no doubt welcome. The subdivision of subject matter adopted naturally leads to considerable overlapping in the treatment by the authors. On the whole, the reviews appear to cover quite completely the more important contributions over the period 1925-1932 inclusive. The main divisions adopted are chemistry of tissues and organs, secretion and products of secretion, digestion, absorption and excretion, and nutrition, gas exchange and metabolism.

In the first section, Ludwig Pincussen presents carefully selected citations on general physical chemistry and the organic and the inorganic constituents of the blood. Edgar Wöhlich rather briefly reviews blood coagulation. H. K. Barrenscheen presents blood sugar fully. Wohlgemuth reviews blood enzymes other than the Abderhalden reaction. Wertheimer covers the latter fully. Gerhartz presents three sections on the chemistry of lymph, the chemistry of

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