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An Introduction to Biochemistry

Nature volume 134, page 273 (25 August 1934) | Download Citation



THIS book is by the professor of biochemistry of Trinity College, Dublin, and is obviously intended primarily for medical students. One may be permitted to venture a doubt whether the average medical student, at any rate in Great Britain, is likely to wish, or be able, to probe quite so deeply into the intricacies of organic chemistry as he would be encouraged to do by a thorough study of Prof. Fearon's book, in spite of the fact that the author claims to have approached “the living organism … along the less worn path of inorganic biochemistry”. However much this detailed approach may unsuit the book for the British medical student, it makes it all the more useful as a general reference book for medical practitioners and scientific workers. As such, it is thoroughly up to date, and apparently free from serious typo graphical or other errors, though the attribution to ergosterol of two different formulae on two consecutive pages indicates somewhat hasty re vision or proof reading.

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