"Notes on Clinical Biochemistry" is a textbook which deals with how the details of molecular architecture and metabolic pathways can be summarized and made applicable to a wide range of clinical problems. This is done partly by a theoretical discussion of the links between the basic biochemistry and corresponding medical scenarios, and partly by the discussion of case histories. Example: the common medical emergency, lactic acidosis, is discussed in terms of the way lactic acid arises in the body in the normal way by the glycolysis pathway - this allows a useful summary of the basic pathways - and then in terms of excess production through two illustrative case histories, viz. glycogen storage disease and breast cancer. This concise, well illustrated text covers a wide range of medical problems. It is specifically aimed at medical students in the middle period of their course. This is when the knowledge of basic sciences gained in the earlier period comes to be applied to clinical situations. The book attempts to show with respect to biochemistry how this continuum is achieved.
"... a most enjoyable read, and although designed for undergraduate medical students, it is very suitable for those studying for qualifications in clinical biochemistry and indeed will be a rewarding read for experienced practitioners. The range of topics covered is very broad, and each topic is discussed in a lively and interesting way ... It is a reasonably priced and useful adjunct to the conventional text book ..." Annals Clinical Biochemistry, 1994