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This book, which is one of several in the Medical Students' Series, is intended to present "a modern, concise and correlated survey of biochemical knowledge for students of medicine and allied subjects." It is supposed to be part of "a new approach to textbook writing," as is envisaged in the Medical Students' Series, books written specially for students rather than for academic didactics alone. The contents include discussions of acid-base relations, colloids, enzymes and oxidation, digestion, lipids, carbohydrates, proteins, prosthetic radicals of nucleoproteins and chromoproteins, inorganic substances, vitamins and avitaminoses, hormones and endocrinoses. An addendum offers a guide to biochemical literature. There are two indexes, a general index and an index to tables; both are quite complete and useful.
The editor of this series, Fred C. Zapffe, states "So much time, thought and effort have been put into this project that it should warrant a fair trial by all those
Medical Biochemistry. JAMA. 1943;122(18):1276. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840350060028
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