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June 1933

Biochemistry in Internal Medicine.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1933;51(6):994. doi:10.1001/archinte.1933.00150250178016

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This book is intended to supply the physician or the medical student with an interpretation of the biochemical methods used in routine and more exacting laboratory studies. It is a good bridge over the gap between the clinical and the more abstract biochemical studies. The authors rarely refer to the actual laboratory procedures, but emphasize the interpretations and applications of the results found by the modern methods. The metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins, cholesterol, chloride, calcium and phosphorus is presented in a concise and clear manner with possibly too little criticism of the true absolute values of the quantities reported by different methods in some estimations. Cholesterol is referred to as "a mixture of two or more sterols." Acid-base balance is presented in a clear and readable style with emphasis on the more important mechanisms involved in the control of the ph of the blood. The method followed in attempting to

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