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March 26, 1932

Pettibone's Textbook of Physiological Chemistry with Experiments.

JAMA. 1932;98(13):1110. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02730390064034

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This book was prepared as an intermediate work to cover the general field of physiologic chemistry, and it developed out of courses given in the subject by a number of men. It has therefore withstood the test of experience. Its size commends it to the student and to teachers, who should know the volume of information to expect from a student. It is divided into two parts, one devoted to the discussion of the subject (222 pages) and the other to laboratory experiments. The introduction is brief and pointed. The principles of physical chemistry are given thirty-eight well written pages. Salts and water, fats and allied substances, carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins, some important foodstuffs and diet, absorption and digestion, the urine, and metabolism are discussed. Necessarily, the discussion and chemical formulation are brief. Few books could compete with this one in the presentation of the subject with so small a number

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