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Recent Advances in Biochemistry

    Naturevolume 120page152 (1927) | Download Citation



    THIS excelent little book, a companion volume of “Recent Advances in Physiology,” which we have already noticed in these columns, gives an up-to-date account of our knowledge on certain selected biochemical problems. It should be useful both to the advanced student and to the worker who wishes to keep abreast of his own subject in branches with which he may not be directly familiar, without the necessity of referring to the original work. Apart from chapters on the biochemistry of the proteins, fats, and carbohydrates, interesting accounts are given of the biochemistry of phosphorus and sulphur compounds, of the vitamins, and of hsemoglobiri and related pigments: in each case the latest work, at the time of writing, has been included. The author has purposely omitted any account of the mechanisms of tissue oxidations and the chemistry of the internal secretions, since both have been dealt with in the companion volume: instead, he has included two extremely useful chapters on the chemical basis of specific irnmuno-logical reactions and on chemotherapy, subjects which are not often included in text-books of biochemistry: they arc, however, among the most interesting of those dealt with in this volume. We can confidently recommend this book to all those interested in this subject.

    Recent Advances in Biochemistry.



    By. Pp. viii + 348. (London: J. and A. Churchill, 1926.) 12s. 6d. net.

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