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ANNOUNCEMENTS OF NEW BOOKS Biomedical Applications ofImmobilized Enzymes and Proteins, vols. 1 and 2. Edited by Thomas Ming Swi Chang. New York: Plenum Publishing, 1977. Pp. 475 (vol. 1); 480 (vol. 2). $44.50 (vol. 1); $39.50 (vol. 2). This book not only gathers into two volumes a review of the present status of immobilized enzymes and proteins in medicine but, perhaps more importantly, provides perspectives on the possible future directions of research on immobilized enzymes and proteins in their biomedical applications. Each contributor , an expert in his own area of research, expresses his personal point of view. Cancer Crusade: The Story of the National Cancer Act of 1971. By Richard A. RetTiG . Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1977. Pp. 408. $15.00. Richard Rettig assesses the National Cancer Act of 1971, focusing on the controversy that surrounded its origins, enactment, and implementation to date. His book offers a rare view of the conflicting forces that determine cancer policy and so affect the progress—and success—of biomedical legislation. Comparative Endocrinology of Prolactin. Edited by Horst-Dieter Dellman, J. Alan Johnson, and David M. Klachko. New York: Plenum Publishing, 1977. Pp. 210. Index. $22.50. This lucid text presents the most recent advances in the study of morphology of the secretory processes of prolactin, emphasizing its comparative biochemistry and physiology, as well as its clinical importance. Comprehensively reviewed are such topics as: history of the discovery of prolactin; chemistry of prolactin and its assay; control of secretion and the secretion process itself; comparative, functional , and clinical aspects of prolactin. lmmunochemistry of Proteins, vol. 2. Edited by M. Z. Atassi. New York: Plenum Publishing, 1977. Pp. 425. Mus. Tables $44.50. Volume 2 of this series describes protein systems which have proved central to a general understanding of protein immunochemistry, as well as other highly productive approaches to their study. The book includes a comprehensive review of the antigenic structure of sperm whale myoglobulin—the only native protein whose complete antigenic structure is known—and the continuing research on the structure of lysozyme. The functional site of the antibody molecule is correlated with its molecular structure. Lipid Metabolism in Mammals, vol. 2. Edited by Fred Snyder. New York: Plenum Publishing, 1977. Pp. 400. Illus. Tables. Index. $42.50. An excellent reference source for researchers in biomedical research and Perspectives in Biology and Medicine ¦ Autumn 1977 graduate students engaged in studies of lipids. The contributors were selected for their expertise and experience with the lipid metabolism of the organs or blood constituents. They approach the subject matter from a personal viewpoint but always emphasize the similarities and differences between organ systems in their metabolism of lipids. The Science of Photobiology. Edited by Kendric C. Smith. New York: Plenum Publishing, 1977. Pp. 417. Index. $35.00. This first comprehensive textbook on photobiology presents a broad, authoritative overview of the field, for use in both undergraduate and graduate-course level courses. The first 14 chapters—each written by leading researchers—deal with one ofthe subspecialty areas of photobiology as designated by the American Society for Photobiology. Key references are provided, giving students entry into the recent literature, and wherever practical, classroom demonstrations and simple laboratory exercises are included. The final chapter highlights areas of study currently in the beginning stages of development. Thomas Hunt Morgan: Pioneer of Genetics. By Ian B. Shine and Sylvia Wrobel. Lexington: The University Press of Kentucky, 1976. Pp. 176. Mus. Index. $7.50. The first full-length study of Thomas Hunt Morgan, winner of the Nobel Prize in 1933—the first ever awarded for research in genetics. This book provides a thorough account of Morgan's life and work, including detailed descriptions of the revolutionary experiments that confirmed the existence of genes and established the chromosome theory of inheritance. Veterinary Laboratory Medicine: Clinical Pathology. By J. R. Duncan and K. W. Prasse. Ames: Iowa State University Press, 1977. Pp. 265. Mus. Index. $9.95 (tentative). This text focuses on the pathophysiologic mechanisms that yield abnormal laboratory findings. Case studies are used to help the reader correctly interpret laboratory data. Various aspects of veterinary clinical pathology, hematology, biochemistry, and cytology, are treated in this text for veterinary medical...


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