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Metabolic Disease: A Guide to Early Recognition.

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By Cohn Robert M., Roth Karl S.. . 464 pages. W.B. Saunders Company; , Philadelphia, London, Toronto: , 1983.. $37.50.

Ann Intern Med. 1983;99(6):875. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-99-6-887_1
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The term "encyclopedic handbook" is, in this instance, not an antilogy. The authors have set out to produce a " 'bite size' view of biochemistry and metabolic disorders that can be read and assimilated in a relatively short time" and have succeeded admirably. The book is a very useful, quick reference guide, presenting each topic clearly, concisely, and completely. The extensive references list expanded treatises for in-depth exploration. The book is so well written and organized, however, that many will read it through from beginning to end. The first section is a 32-page overview of biochemistry and metabolism in medicine


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