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September 1, 1945

Organic Chemistry

JAMA. 1945;129(1):97. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860350099036

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This textbook of organic chemistry is one of the best such fundamental works of recent years and follows generally the traditional plan of organization. The book has special features in the addition of numerous optional chapters, written mostly by Mary Fieser, on applications of organic chemistry to technology and to the biologic and medical sciences, rendering the book particularly valuable to the physician. It thus affords the premedical student the chance to get a glimpse of the direct application of this phase of chemistry to his interests. A few of the supplementary topics are microbiologic processes, role of carbohydrate in biologic processes, metabolism of fats, proteins and amino acids and advances in chemotherapy. In view of the present day lack of good biologic chemistry textbooks, these sections are particularly valuable in presenting briefly current knowledge of certain phases of metabolism. The book is particularly well written and contains more than

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