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Chemistry of the Brain.

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By PAGE IRVINE H.. , M.D. xvii + 444 pages; 17.5 X 26 cm. Charles C. Thomas; , Springfield, Illinois: . 1937.. Price, $7.50.

Ann Intern Med. 1938;12(5):728. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-12-5-728_1
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According to the author this book was written in the belief that chemical investigation is essential to the development of psychiatry. It represents an up-to-date summary of our knowledge concerning brain constituents and their metabolism. Various chapters are devoted to the biochemistry of the sterols, phosphatides, cerebrosides, fatty acids, carbohydrates, proteins, inorganic elements and gases with particular emphasis upon the activity of these substances in the brain. Certain phases of physical, enzymatic, vitamin and comparative neurochemistry are given adequate consideration including a chapter on oxidations and reductions contributed by J. H. Quastel of the Cardiff Mental Hospital. In addition the


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