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September 25, 1937

A Laboratory Manual of Physiological Chemistry

JAMA. 1937;109(13):1068. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780390070034

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This book is intended as a teaching manual for medical, dental and veterinary courses. The first sections of the work review qualitative studies on phosphate, calcium, magnesium and chloride, and introduce quantitative work on organic phosphorus, sulfur and nitrogen. Then follow discussions of standard acids and bases, pH, indicators, buffered solutions, colloids, surface tension, and adsorption. Relatively little work is given on the chemistry of carbohydrates, fats and proteins. Phospholipins and cerebrosides are not referred to at all, and cholesterol is referred to only in connection with gallstones. The section on the digestive tract is brief and elementary. Short sections appear on the qualitative examination of milk, bone, muscle, nucleic acid, bile and pathologic urine. The general chapter on blood and hemoglobin includes an advanced treatment of qualitative spectroscopy. The quantitative studies of the blood filtrates and of urine present some of the usual methods with little improvement, precautions

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