Thannhauser's book presents a discussion of diseases in which biochemical processes are prominent, by a clinician trained and experienced in biochemistry, who has himself been an industrious and successful investigator in the field of metabolic disorders. The result is an unusually successful balancing of the clinical and the laboratory points of view, so that each chapter is equally full of interest and suggestion for both the clinician and the laboratory worker. It is based on a series of lectures by the author, who is director of the medical clinic in Düsseldorf, and therefore possesses the advantage of readability usual in published lectures. Such a work cannot exhibit the complete familiarity with all fields expected in books compiled by several specialists, but it does possess the advantage of presenting a balancing and analysis of the specialists' contributions by a qualified physician competently utilizing in the clinic the most recent contributions of
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