THE NUCLEINS AND NUCLEIN THERAPY.
Being the Annual Address of Section One of the Illinois State Medical Society, read by invitation.BY VICTOR C. VAUGHAN, M.D.ANN ARBOR, MICH.Some recent investigations indicate that a knowledge of the nucleins is likely to be of service, as well as of interest, to the practitioner. These studies have already thrown some light upon certain physiologic problems and have enabled us to interpret more correctly some pathologic conditions. Moreover, some of the nucleins promise to be of value therapeutically. These facts make it desirable for us to familiarize ourselves, as far as possible, with these substances. I have therefore decided to discuss the nucleins in this address.Physiologically, nucleins may be said to form the chief chemical constituents of the living parts of cells. Speaking broadly, we may say that the nuclein is that constituent of the cell by virtue of which this