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January 1943

Electrophoresis of Proteins and the Chemistry of Cell Surfaces

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1943;47(1):158. doi:10.1001/archderm.1943.01500190161024

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The movement of ionized particles under the influence of an electric current is electrophoresis. This book by Abramson and his collaborators deals with the phenomenon in a fundamental way. The book is primarily for the biologist well grounded in electrophysics. However, the subject matter is of special interest to the dermatologist, since the skin is a semipermeable membrane on which these phenomena may be studied and observed.

Furthermore, cataphoresis may be used as a method for introducing therapeutic agents into the skin and through it to the general circulation; in fact, this method is already in use. The book devotes some pages to the skin, and comment is made on the application of electrophoresis in therapy and for the dermatologist.

The book is recommended for the dermatologist, even though the electrophysics may be beyond him. In therapy and clinical investigation, physicians are frequently called on to use modalities conceived and

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