February 1964

Newer Methods of Nutritional Biochemistry: With Applications and Interpretations.

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Edited by Anthony A. Albanese. Price, $18.50. Pp 580. Academic Press, Inc., 111 Fifth Ave, New York 3, 1963.

Arch Intern Med. 1964;113(2):304-305. doi:10.1001/archinte.1964.00280080140033

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This book is similar in format to material presented in the popular Advances in Enzymology series. Eleven topics of importance in clinical nutrition are completely reviewed. A general introduction is followed by specific discussion of each aspect of the topic. Emphasis on current methods is presented, and the author illustrates—from the literature or his own experience—how information may be obtained. Critical and helpful comments on choice of methods is provided at all points. The longest and best chapter comes first and is on protein and amino acids. This is a complete essay unto itself and sets the standard for the book. Other chapters, lacking either in thoroughness, broad review, or details of methodology, do not reach the standard of the first, but many are good. The chapters on utilization of dietary proteins, diet and tissue enzymes, the rates and kinetics of enzyme formation and destruction in the living animal, vitamins,

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