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June 23, 1945

Colloid Chemistry Theoretical and Applied

JAMA. 1945;128(8):623-624. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860250069030

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This large volume covers the "more recently developed theories, methods and procedures, as well as new topics or newer aspects of old topics" in colloid chemistry. The book is divided into two major portions. It is unfortunate that the second part (Biology and Medicine) could not have been published separately, for the first section will not appeal to the medical profession as a whole.

The first part (Theory and Methods), consisting of twenty-five chapters, includes descriptions and discussions of methods for the analysis of complex molecular structures with the aid of x-rays, the electron microscope (which includes some fine photographs of micro-organisms), high vacuum distillation, polymerization, sonic and ultrasonic waves in colloid chemistry, the cyclotron and some of its uses (especially in biology and medicine), electrophoretic studies of proteins and related substances (with part devoted to the electrophoretic study of blood, hormones, serums and numerous references to its use in

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