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July 13, 1935

The Biochemistry of Medicine

JAMA. 1935;105(2):144. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760280056032

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Those who had the pleasure of reading the first edition of this book will welcome the second. The book is a concise review correlating modern and established biochemical data with disease processes. It is presented in a most lucid manner and should be easily followed by those who have not had the opportunity to keep up with the recent biochemical contributions to medicine. Among the subjects receiving the greatest amount of revision are vitamins, endocrine secretions and the chemistry of respiration. Several subjects not touched on in the first edition are diseases of lipoid metabolism, glycogen metabolism (von Gierke's disease), aminoacetic acid treatment of myasthenia gravis, pentose nucleotide therapy of agranulocytosis, tyrosinosis, and dinitrophenol treatment of obesity. Other chapters have been conveniently condensed. The book is especially designed for the medical student receiving clinical instruction and the physician who received little or no special instruction in the medical application of

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