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May 14, 1955

Biochemical Investigations in Diagnosis and Treatment

JAMA. 1955;158(2):149. doi:10.1001/jama.1955.02960020055033

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The author has succeeded in his initial attempt to prepare a volume for the use of the clinician that contains modern concepts of biochemistry as they can be applied at the bedside. The recent marked increase in biochemical research has uncovered many new concepts of bodily function that are not available to the practitioner who does not have time to read the technical journals dealing with these subjects. The intent of this book is to remedy this situation. Subjects such as acid-base equilibrium, metabolism of the important inorganic ions, disturbances of metabolism, and endocrine function are discussed accurately in a style that is readable and does not require an extensive knowledge of the subject to be understandable. The coverage is not superficial, however, and necessary detail is included to give the reader a reasonable understanding of mechanisms involved in clinical syndromes. Tables of normal values of useful biochemical determinations on

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