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September 25, 1948

Proteins and Amino Acids in Nutrition

JAMA. 1948;138(4):327-328. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02900040071029

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Abstract

This is designed to supplement and extend an earlier volume edited by Dr. Sahyun, "Outline of the Amino Acids and Proteins." Since certain aspects of the intermediary metabolism of special amino acids were considered in some detail in the earlier volume, the treatment of certain phases of protein metabolism in the present volume is somewhat limited. These gaps are readily remedied if the two books are used jointly as a source of information on the metabolism and nutritional value of proteins and amino acids.

The opening chapter of the present volume is an extensive discussion of "Proteins in Nutrition (Historical)," which is supplemented by 18 photographs of men whose work is important in this field (from Magendie, 1781, to Lafayette B. Mendel, 1872). This historical treatment is not duplicated in English elsewhere to the knowledge of this reviewer. While it is difficult and perhaps unfair to single out individual chapters

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