If the ambitious paper chromatographer were to travel with notebook and camera to many of the famous institutions of science in London, Glasgow, Paris, and other cities, he would return with a detailed description of methods such as those delineated in the author's new pair of books. The first 4 chapters serve as a brief but pointed introduction to the subject, with emphasis on the practical details. Some attempt is made both in the introductory chapters and sporadically thereafter to integrate column chromatography into the discussion, but that subject is an unwelcome intruder.
The methods described include separations of amino acids and many of their derivatives, other nitrogenous compounds such as indoles and imidazoles, purine and pyrimidine derivatives, sugars, steroids, drugs, and many other categories of compounds. In some cases, the details of the separations are followed by a section on clinical interpretations or applications. Some later chapters discuss applications