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CHARLES G. L. WOLF, B.A., M.D.
Instructor in Physiological Chemistry, Cornell University Medical
College, New York
PHILADELPHIA AND LONDON
The object of this book is to supply to students and practitioners of medicine a guide to a course in physiological chemistry and the examination of the urine and the contents of the stomach. The first part of the book is taken up with simple exercises in physiological chemistry, which it is hoped will give the student an elementary insight into the chemical side of physiological processes. While the exercises are not as full or as complete as might be desired, they are equal to the amount of time which is usually allotted to medical students in this subject.
Of the part of this book which deals with the urine and the gastric contents little remains to be said, except that, so far as possible, no tests have been given which do not rest on a good chemical foundation. The aim has been to give as few tests as possible, and these to be chosen for their suitability to purely clinical needs. No operations have been described which have not undergone a thorough trial with students in the laboratory.
In conclusion, I wish to thank Mr. Carroll D. Partridge for much help with the proof-reading, and Dr. C. N. B. Camac for the very useful diagnostic tables at the end of the book.
CORNELL UNIVERSITY MEDICAL COLLEGE,
New York, September 1, 1901.