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August 9, 1952

Human Biochemistry

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By Israel S. Kleiner, Ph.D., Professor of Biochemistry and Director of Department of Biochemistry, New York Medical College, New York. Third edition. Cloth. $7. Pp. 695, with 88 illustrations. C. V. Mosby Company, 3207 Washington Blvd., St. Louis 3, 1951.

JAMA. 1952;149(15):1429. doi:10.1001/jama.1952.02930320069032

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Abstract

In this edition, many chapters have been revised considerably, particularly those sections concerned with mineral metabolism and water balance, respiration and acid-base balance, blood coagulation, and vitamin A function. New material has been added, but, because of restrictions on the size of the book, it was necessary to give only limited space to the discussions.

The topics covered include carbohydrates, lipids, proteins and their metabolism, tissues, milk, blood, urine, enzymes, digestion, vitamins, foods, physiological oxidations, mineral metabolism and water balance, chemistry of respiration and acid-base balance, energy metabolism, hormones, chemical structure in relation to biologic phenomena, and recent clinical applications. The last-mentioned chapter includes brief sections on liver function tests, kidney function tests, dental caries, biochemistry of inflammation, biochemistry of tumors, acid phosphatase and the prostate gland, antibiotics and sulfa drugs, radioactive isotopes, mucolytic enzymes, cortisone and corticotropin (ACTH), and pyrogens.

Each chapter has general and special references that include

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