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Each chapter of the book edited by Avioli and Krane is uniformly thorough and reasonably current. The essay on bone metabolism and calcium regulation by Raisz serves as an excellent introduction. Bijvoet gives one of the clearest accounts of kidney function in relation to calcium and phosphate metabolism that is available and should be read by all serious students of this subject. Posen and coworkers review their broad experience with disorders involving alkaline phosphatase. The value and need for proper preparation and interpretation of a bone biopsy specimen in the study of metabolic bone disease is gradually becoming more generally
Metabolic Bone Disease.Metabolic Diseases of Bone.. Ann Intern Med. 1978;88:274. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-88-2-274_2
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