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The author has "sought to approach the living organism . . . along the less worn path of inorganic biochemistry," since "the microessential constituents of tissues remind us of the fundamental importance of the chemical elements associated with life." Hence the first 62 pages of the book, due to this unusual approach, are devoted to a detailed description of biological elements, inorganic compounds, solutions and colloidal systems. The next 123 pages are devoted to a thorough presentation of carbohydrate, protein and lipid chemistry. This portion of the book is particularly excellent, as are the chapters on biological pigments, enzymes and
An Introduction to Biochemistry.. Ann Intern Med. 1941;15:150. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-15-1-150
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