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January 28, 1939

Einführung in die chemische Physiologie

JAMA. 1939;112(4):361. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800040079041

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This book presents a more thorough treatment of the organic chemistry of carbohydrates, lipids and proteins than appears in any of the recent textbooks of biochemistry in English. It may be useful to some readers for that reason. Approximately 100 pages are devoted to what might be considered pure organic chemistry. The next fifty pages are devoted to physical-chemical questions, the treatment of which introduces more biologic material; however, it would still seem possible to devote more attention to specific physiologic questions. Vitamins, hormones and enzymes occupy the next section, of 120 pages. The treatment of these questions is thoroughly down to date and includes an adequate amount of physiologic material. The rest of the book, 140 pages, is devoted to metabolism. This section of the book is closely packed with important information but is somewhat too short to accomplish a satisfactory treatment of the subjects in question. The whole

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