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Originally "Kirke's" and later "Haliburton's." The textbook undoubtedly suffers from the inclusion of too much material about which the author has only limited knowledge. Some of the biochemical presentations are vague and misleading so that even one familiar with the subject has difficulty following the thought.
Other material has not been brought up to date. For example, the classical B oxidation of fatty acids is presented without any indication of the newer concepts of fat oxidation. This tendency is frequently evident. The discussion of the Rh factor is unsatisfactory.
Many will not agree with the sentiments of the author who
Handbook of Physiology and Biochemistry.. Ann Intern Med. ;24:289. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-24-2-289
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