Practical physiological chemistry

Practical physiological chemistry

Book Reviews The Essentials of Endocrinology. By Arthur Grollman. Second edition, 644 DP; 132 figures. Philadelphia, I 947. J. B. T,ippincott Co. i;...

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The Essentials of Endocrinology. By Arthur Grollman. Second edition, 644 DP; 132 figures. Philadelphia, I 947. J. B. T,ippincott Co. i;rlce $1 O.iiO.

textbook subject the

Grollman

I)r.

c.lcar

and

textbook.

‘The disorders

glands

~hc physiologic

language

material.

One

background

difficult

field

presentation. th(. clinical adverse

The

standpoints and

experience

in well

might

a this

to understand

the

are

good;

are adequate. be that

a group

One

there

is a

of symptoms

rather than to bring out their appearance

in

the course of a given disease. The material although

of each chapter

is accurate,

is stated

on the parathyroids

that the protein-bound

eium level is dependent of the plasma albumin

rather

fraction.

it

blood cal-

on the total protein than

mainly

on the

In the chapter on discussion is omitted

Keller

emphasis

concerning

anatomical

portions

on

the of

the

is given to the work of the r&e of the different of the gland

and

the

stalk, although this work has not been definitely confirmed. However, these criticisms are all minor and the book is highly recommended for the use of practitioner and student. s. c. M’. Practical Physiological Chemistry. By Philip B. Hawk, PH.D., Bernard L. Oser, PH.D. and William H. Summerson, PH.D. 12th Edition. Pp. 1,323, with 329 illustrations and 5 color plates. Philadelphia, 1947. The Blakiston Company. Price $10 .OO .

‘The twelfth

edition

of this well

prcserving-

been

completely

include

theory

known

editions. rewritten.

sections

on polarog-

and practice the Warburg

biotics, composition tests. experiments crduresfor associate

of foods; and many new and quantitative pro-

blood and urine. Dr. Summerson, professor

nell University co-author

of biochemistry

Medical

College,

at (‘orappears

as

for the first time in this edition

and assumed a major The text is divided chemical

properties

biochemical

riile in the revision. into thirty-six chap-

with blood,

the physico-

of solutions

characteristics

fats and proteins.

Subsequent

and

excretions

of the body.

and

thtr

ofcarhohydratcs, chapters

urine and feces.

processes,

raphy

pituitary,

chapter

while

of preceding

of phototissue-slice analysis, fractionation 01 electrophoretic technic, sulfonamides and antiplasma proteins,

each

the

brings the

plan

metric

to the

In

has

the

raphy,

thyroid gland, I he physiology and pathologic physiology of exophthalmos and its possible relationship pituitary.

text

manual

ters, the first seven introducing

minor errors or omissions crop up.

‘I’hus, in the chapter

up-to-date

New additions

in

illustration?

descriptions to present

with

matter

time-tried

The

from

does not require

of

in order

criticism

tendency

are discussed

and clinical

straightforward large

a very lucid,

simple

01‘ the endocrine

chosen

has written

and laboratory

the various

deal

the metabolic secretions

Concise

and

but s&i-

ciently detailed laboratory experiments. tests and quantitative methods are given. chapter

of selected

furnishes and

details

solutions,

the composition data.

concluding

references. of preparation

together

with

a bibliog-

An appendix of reagents tables

listing

of foods and other

useful

Illustrations:

structural

with

graphs,

tables

and

are profusely scattered throughout the text. The paper is of good quality, the format is attractive. the typography is eminently readable, the volume is tastefully

formulas

and sturdily

bound and the index

is adequate. Few typographical errors were noted. The present edition assures the continued place of this book as a laboratory manual. teaching text and reference volume,. ,\. 1s. c:.