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July 9, 1932

Biochemistry in Internal Medicine.

JAMA. 1932;99(2):160. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02740540068043

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Modern medicine is so complex that the student can digest and use only a fraction of the subjects in the curriculum. Should he possess the ability to retain much of what is taught, it is highly improbable that he would possess also other qualifications that go to make the successful practitioner. For the sane and successful practitioner, dependence must be placed on the average student. Sane and practical training, therefore, should be available for his development. This can be accomplished only by avoiding unnecessary details and emphasizing fundamental principles. With a clear realization of these conditions in mind, the authors have endeavored to bridge the gap between the laboratory and the clinic, and to emphasize the important fundamentals of biologic chemistry as they apply to the practice of medicine. In doing this they have made an excellent selection of subjects and have presented it accurately and clearly. They discuss those

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