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The Goldberg and Rimington monograph, simply and clearly written, is an excellent review of their subject, providing good accounts of the history and the classification of the porphyric diseases and clear descriptions of the chemistry and the biosynthesis of porphyrins and heme pigments. The authors have devoted a chapter to each of the various kinds of porphyria. The photographs illustrating clinical signs and the graphs and diagrams are excellent; and they are well distributed to illustrate the text. The several hypotheses regarding the biochemical lesions in the various types of porphyria are given ample coverage, but the authors admit that
Diseases of Porphyrin Metabolism.. Ann Intern Med. 1963;58:385. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-58-2-385_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1963;58(2):385.
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