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February 2, 1884

Clinical Chemistry.

JAMA. 1884;II(5):133-134. doi:10.1001/jama.1884.02390300021006

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This books forms one of the manuals for students of medicine which are being now issued by H. C. Lea's Son & Co. The volumes are most convenient in size and attractive in appearance. The one before us is an excellent work. Its title does not give a fair idea of its scope. The author considers the chemistry of physiology as well as that of pathology. For example, in the chapter on morbid conditions of the digestive secretions, he takes up one after the other, describing their chemical and physiological action, as well as the changes that may occur in them when affected by disease, and also methods of detecting such changes. A better idea of the scope of the work can be given, perhaps, by quoting the heading of paragraphs in this chapter: Saliva; Detection of Mercury in Saliva; Gastric Juice; Reaction of the Gastric Juice; Pepsin; Peptones; Vomited

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