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November 29, 1884

The Elements of Physiological and Pathological Chemistry.

JAMA. 1884;III(22):615-616. doi:10.1001/jama.1884.02390710027018

For years Germany has taken the lead in the advanced study of the purely scientific branches of medicine, and the laboratories of the great universities have pushed research to an extreme scarcely possible anywhere else. The names of the men at the head of these laboratories have drawn students from all parts of the world, and these students, returned to their homes, have made the works of their teachers almost as well known there as in Germany itself.

This influence first showed itself in the translations of leading German manuals, followed in time by original works formed on German models, and embracing the results of German experience.

In physiological chemistry the books of Hoppe-Seyles, Kuchne and Gorup-Besanez have been our best authorities, and any one pretending to accurate knowledge on the subject has been obliged to consult them.

It is an encouraging sign of the times that a book with

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