Dictionary of Biochemistry and Related Subjects


THIS 'dictionary' is a new and interesting venture and it is illustrative, perhaps, of the remarkable progress of biochemistry during recent years that such a dictionary should even have been contemplated. No one now would, I think, question that there is room in the literature for a book which will define clearly biochemical terms, give references to key papers dealing with investigations on the manifold aspects of biochemistry, describe succinctly biochemical laboratory tests in current use and, above all, give brief and accurate accounts of the present position of a large variety of biochemical topics. The task of producing such a book must indeed be formidable, for the greatest care is required to secure a balanced treatment of the topics and not to give undue importance to subjects and terms of little or fleeting importance, to insert only what is relevant to biochemistry and to omit the trivial.

Dictionary of Biochemistry and Related Subjects

Edited by Prof. William Marias Malisoff. Pp. 579. (New York: Philosophical Library, Inc., 1943.) 7.50 dollars.

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QUASTEL, J. Dictionary of Biochemistry and Related Subjects. Nature 154, 163 (1944) doi:10.1038/154163a0

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