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Research workers, clinicians, and students interested in the trace metals will find this a very useful book, along with Volume I, which was devoted exclusively to zinc and copper. Most of the 21 chapters are organized in a convenient style in which a presentation of the current state of knowledge is followed by recommendations for future research. Although the emphasis is on human health and disease, animal research data are liberally cited.
Included are eight chapters devoted to the essential elements—magnesium, chromium, selenium, and manganese and one to metals of uncertain nutritional status such as nickel, vanadium, silicon, fluorine, and
Trace Elements in Human Health and Disease. Ann Intern Med. 1977;86:840. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-86-6-840_1
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