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Biochemistry: A Functional Approach.

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By McGilvery R. W.. . 769 pages. W. B. Saunders Co., Philadelphia: , 1970.. Price: U.S., $16.50; Canada, $17.85.

Ann Intern Med. 1971;74(1):156. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-74-1-156_7
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A survey of modern biochemistry for advanced students in life sciences, such as medical students and chemistry majors in undergraduate school. Emphasis is on cellular biochemistry. Aspects applicable to clinical interpretation are not neglected but are not treated in enough detail for the clinical student. Among the most valuable features is the "argument" or preview synopsis of each chapter. Illustrations (flow diagrams, perspective drawings, structural formulas) are unusually well-prepared and effective. The final chapter explains the newer nomenclature of enzymes, a help to the infrequent older reader who is trying to dip back into the field with the handicap of


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