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Enzymology was at the center of the biological whirlwind that stirred the 1950s. Expectations then ran high that the spin-off would have a major impact on the medicine of the future. Now, 15 years later, we may wonder whether these expectations have been fulfilled. Many disorders have been accurately described in terms of their penultimate molecular abnormality, but such knowledge has not always led to successful therapy or to a need for therapy. On the other hand, it is difficult to imagine practicing clinical medicine today without daily recourse to various enzyme measurements, and the therapeutic use of such agents
Red Cell Metabolism: A Manual of Biochemical Methods.. Ann Intern Med. ;75:985. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-75-6-985_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1971;75(6):985.
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