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Biochemistry in Clinical Practice

Nathaniel I. Berlin, MD, PhD
JAMA. 1986;255(15):2087-2088. doi:10.1001/jama.1986.03370150129048.
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Biochemistry in Clinical Practice has a subtitle that reveals the guiding principle behind its organization and content: "Scientific Foundations of Clinical Biochemistry." There is a preface written by Dr Alan Schecter of the National Institutes of Health, but no authors' preface indicating the principles that guided them in its preparation.

Fifty-three authors, mostly British and principally from departments of biochemistry and chemical pathology, have written 43 chapters. Although the book is in principle about the biochemistry and physiology of man, it is not a textbook of biochemistry. There are 11 sections, beginning with disorders of fluid and electrolyte balance and concluding with the clinical biochemistry of pregnancy and the neonatal period. In most of the sections and in many of the chapters, there is an introduction in which the fundamental biochemistry and, where appropriate, physiology are described. Then, each section and chapter proceeds to a discussion of the variations in

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