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July 1970

Duncan's Diseases of Metabolism, ed 6. Volume 1, Genetics and Metabolism, Pp 770, with 330 illustrations; volume 2, Endocrinology and Nutrition, Pp 667, with 264 illustrations.

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Am J Dis Child. 1970;120(1):92. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1970.02100060126035

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These two volumes give systematic and comprehensive coverage of metabolic, endocrine, and nutritional disorders. They will be particularly appreciated by perennial scholars of these conditions, ie, medical students, pediatric scientists, pediatricians caring for patients with complicated disorders, and perhaps by an occasional parent wanting to learn more about his child's disease.

Volume 1, Section 1: This consists of chapters devoted to gene structure and function, the biologic basis of inborn errors of metabolism and molecular disease. Co-authored by both MDs and PhDs, these three chapters are of particular interest to those of us who did not graduate from medical school within the past few years (ie, most of us). Much new work is covered and the results synthesized in order to make intelligible the molecular basis of human disease.

Volume 1, Section 2: Intermediary metabolism is introduced by a chapter on the interrelationships between carbohydrates, lipids, and proteins. This chapter

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