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March 17, 1945

Practical Methods in Biochemistry

JAMA. 1945;127(11):681-682. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860110061028

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This edition presents the more important qualitative and quantitative aspects of cell constituents, of cell activities and of the composition of blood, secretions and excretions. The book is divided into three parts: (1) the chemistry of cell constituents, (2) the chemistry of the digestive tract and (3) blood and urine. Part 1 contains chapters dealing with carbohydrates, lipins, proteins and amino acids, nucleoproteins and nucleic acid, and hydrogen activity and pH. Part 2 contains chapters devoted to salivary digestion, gastric digestion, intestinal digestion and bile. Part 3 has chapters on blood and hemoblobin, the quantitative analysis of blood, the quantitative analysis of urine, the chemical examination of urine for pathologic conditions, colorimetric methods for vitamins, and chemical tests for hormones. With each quantitative method are given the principle, the reagents and the actual procedure. The book could be considerably enriched by adding to each method a paragraph or two

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