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on 26 April 2010
I'm amazed that nobody has reviewed this title yet. This book is excellent at uncovering the mysteries of biochemical processes. It cleverly covers organ systems per chapter and important main topics like acid-base disturbances with a clinical leaning. The case studies importantly introduce to the student the application of the principles to real scenarios encountered in the clinical setting. The style of the book is detailed with little idle commentary, I found myself learning a great deal but needing to read the chapters a few times to grasp the dense amount of information. Having said that, don't be put off, it is an excellent accurate reference and will serve anyone well.
It's main value, I feel as i've hinted, is its deliberate linking of concepts to case studies, people tend to learn better with context and through association - this is exactly its strength.