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August 28, 1937

Manual of Biological Assaying

JAMA. 1937;109(9):735. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780350103029

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This brief compendium of methods used in the bio-assay of drugs, although intended for a wider audience, will be found useful chiefly by the student. In addition to concise instructions on the performance of many tests, blank tables and pages are included in profusion for recording experimental data. Among the materials for the bio-assay of which directions are given are aconite, anthelmintics, arsphenamines, biologic products, cannabis, digitalis, epinephrine, ergot, insecticides, insulin, local anesthetics, morphine, parathyroid extract, thyroid, sex hormones and vitamins. For some of these (e. g., estrogens and androgens) actual working details are insufficient; for others they appear to be satisfactory. Absence of pagination in the major portion of the book makes reference unnecessarily difficult.

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