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August 9, 1958

General Biochemistry

JAMA. 1958;167(15):1894. doi:10.1001/jama.1958.02990320088023

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This textbook differs somewhat in both organization and emphasis from most of the books on this subject which are now available. This is probably because it is intended to be used in the teaching of biochemistry to the biochemist and not in a course for the medical student or for students majoring in one of the allied sciences. This is not to say that the medical student or the chemist could not profitably use the book, but the clinical and organic chemical aspects are not stressed. Rather, the fundamental chemical activity of living matter—both plant and animal—is thoroughly discussed to provide adequate foundation for the proper understanding of many procedures in biology, pathology, and physiology. After the initial chapter on the scope and history of biochemistry, the authors have chosen to emphasize some fundamental aspects of protein, including general properties, electrolytic properties, structural units, and structure. Also included are chapters

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