This book, as its title implies, was written primarily for the use of medical students, and particular emphasis has been placed on problems of diagnosis. An effort has been made to supply facts and methods which the medical student should know about rather than to deal with theory. A bibliography supplying references to monographs and special articles is furnished for more detailed study. In the present edition (fourth) particular attention has been paid to the problem of the use of isotopes in biochemical investigations, and the sections on protein structure, coenzymes, flavoproteins, bile pigments and nutrition in wartime have been largely rewritten.
The general plan of the book is as follows: Following a preliminary discussion of physicalchemical principles there is discussion of substances found in tissues and food. This includes consideration of special catalysts. In part 2 problems of digestion and absorption and of intermediary metabolism are considered, as well