This is part of the well known series on colloid chemistry, the first volume of which was published over 20 years ago and is now out of print. It contains 43 papers by such eminent scientists as Peter Debye, William Harkins and J. W. McBain.
The book is divided into three parts: (1) theory and methods, (2) biology and medicine and (3) technological applications. The second part of the book, consisting of 192 pages, is the part that will most interest the biologist and medical researcher. This section contains papers on surface chemistry in biology, complexes of ions with proteins, catalysts and neocatalysts in biology and medicine, adaptive formation of enzymes and influence of nitrogen nutrition on the enzymatic activity of cells, some of the aspects of the interaction of drugs and enzymes, genes and biochemical reactions, chemical problems in genetics and disease processes, antibiotic colloidal electrolytes, the tubercle bacillus,