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March 24, 1945

Proteins and Amino Acids: Physiology, Pathology, Therapeutics

JAMA. 1945;127(12):739. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860120055027

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This little book has been prepared to present a comprehensive digest of the known facts concerning the participation of protein in body processes. The important contributions on protein found in the literature up to June 1944 are effectively organized under subject headings and the essential facts from the original works accurately reported. The first sections deal with the physiology of protein and establish a basis of understanding for the cause-relationship and therapeutic usage of protein in disease conditions which is discussed later. Editorial discussion and opinion based on information gained in reading the extensive bibliography and from conferences with the leaders in the various fields convey the information to the reader in a simple, easily read manner. The main objective of the monograph is to bring together the impressive amount of data on the importance of adequate protein supplies in the treatment of numerous disease conditions. This purpose is well

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