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
presentation. th(. clinical adverse
are adequate. be that
rather than to bring out their appearance
the course of a given disease. The material although
of each chapter
on the parathyroids
that the protein-bound
eium level is dependent of the plasma albumin
on the total protein than
In the chapter on discussion is omitted
is given to the work of the r&e of the different of the gland
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 .
of this well
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
for the first time in this edition
and assumed a major The text is divided chemical
riile in the revision. into thirty-six chap-
fats and proteins.
of the body.
urine and feces.
of phototissue-slice analysis, fractionation 01 electrophoretic technic, sulfonamides and antiplasma proteins,
thyroid gland, I he physiology and pathologic physiology of exophthalmos and its possible relationship pituitary.
ters, the first seven introducing
minor errors or omissions crop up.
‘I’hus, in the chapter
descriptions to present
does not require
a very lucid,
01‘ the endocrine
the metabolic secretions
ciently detailed laboratory experiments. tests and quantitative methods are given. chapter
the composition data.
references. of preparation
An appendix of reagents tables
of foods and other
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
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:.