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About 60 years ago, the inborn errors of metabolism were described in a little book of 155 pages with 248 citations. Today our Garrods use 1,424 pages of text and 5,098 references. These facts are the physical measure of a great progress in clinical medicine.
In this massive work 46 contributors, largely from the Boston-Bethesda axis, have set down practically all that can be said on those disorders which stem from inherited metabolic defects. Each chapter presents for a single disease (or ones closely related) a historic prologue, a clinical description, the biochemical background for the metabolic disorder, the disorder
The Metabolic Basis of Inherited Disease.. Ann Intern Med. ;54:589–590. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-54-3-589
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1961;54(3):589-590.
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