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The compilation of 69 chapters, including descriptions of methods of analysis and ". . . discussions of certain proteins, lipids, carbohydrates, hormones, enzymes and other compounds now deemed important from a diagnostic standpoint . . ." is an ambitious undertaking for a single author. Subjects from acid-base to zinc are briefly and, in many cases, admirably covered. There are unfortunately several errors not necessarily chargeable to the author. Examples include the suggestion that in maple syrup disease ". . . leucine and related substances . . . lower the blood glucose levels by stimulating the production of adrenocortical steroids"; the
Diagnostic Biochemistry.. Ann Intern Med. 1970;72:450. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-72-3-450_1
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