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May 1938

Biological and Clinical Chemistry.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1938;61(5):844. doi:10.1001/archinte.1938.00180100154017

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This is a new textbook of physiologic chemistry, written expressly for medical students. It is intended to be used both as a classroom textbook and as a laboratory manual. In fulfilment of the latter aim, 268 experiments are described, which provide a comprehensive laboratory course. These are clearly outlined and are in the modern manner, in that the student is expected to use himself and his fellows for testing as often as he uses animals and chemicals.

The didactic portions, however, are subdivided in an unusual manner as regards emphasis on different phases of biochemistry. For example, 103 pages are devoted to physical chemistry and the biophysics of cells and tissues; 109 pages, to biochemical catalysts (enzymes), vitamins and hormones; 75 pages, to the chemistry of the blood, of which 28 are devoted to methods and experiments, and 48 pages, to the urine and the excretory process, of which about

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