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Dr. Abderhalden, in his preface, declares that "the majority of all illnesses are actually enzyme pathologies." Though this "idée fixe" generates occasional unsupported statements in later chapters, such as "since such synthesis (protein) could be carried out only by enzymes, we must conclude that the genes themselves are enymes," zit has also prompted the author to produce a broad, competent, and stimulating coverage of the subject of clinical enzymology. Included, in logical and persuasive order, are avitaminoses, endocrine diseases, metabolic disturbance, myocardial insufficiency, hypertension, infectious diseases, many mental illnesses, cancer, and aging.
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Clinical Enzymology.. Ann Intern Med. ;56:818–819. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-56-5-818_2
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