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July 3, 1948

Studies in Biochemistry Dedicated to Professor Dr. Carl Neuberg, on the Occasion of His 70th Birthday, by Pupils, Friends, and Colleagues

JAMA. 1948;137(10):915. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02890440091031

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This book consists of a collection of nineteen papers prepared by former students of Carl Neuberg in honor of the 70th birthday of this noted biochemist. Dr. Bruno Kisch has edited the volume and prepared the introduction summarizing Dr. Neuberg's life and achievements.

The papers cover a wide range of subjects, among which might be mentioned a discussion on the immunity to Brucella abortus by Alberto Ascoli, loss of alkali as a cause of nephritic acidosis by A.P. Briggs, the toxicity of histidine by Gustav J. Martin and the determination of aspartic and glutamic acids by Irene S. Roberts.

It is difficult to see the usefulness of this volume other than as a gracious memento to an eminent scientist. In general, the quality of the papers is not high, and the subjects are of little general interest. The book is suitable only for workers in biochemistry and allied fields.

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