This book represents the second German monograph on the inborn errors of metabolism to appear within the last few months. It was preceded by Linneweh's edition of the paper given at an international conference on this subject in the late summer of 1961 1; as such, Linneweh was never quite able to overcome the inherent heterogeneous "conference" style engendered by the contributions of 60 different authors. The present book is also a collaborative effort, but involving only five authors, all from the Universityof of Heidelberg. However, we have evidence of only two authors in this book: Professor Schreier and Dr. Lasch, the latter contributing a chapter on the heritable defects of blood coagulation. The harmonious collaboration of these five authors has achieved a very readable and unified book which written primarily for clinicians and practicing physicians, placing greatest emphasis on the clinical picture, pathogenesis, and pathophysiology, treatment, where such is
Opitz JM. Die angeborenen Stoffwechselanomalien.. Arch Intern Med. 1964;114(1):172–173. doi:10.1001/archinte.1964.03860070218047
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