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Biochemistry and Human Metabolism is a non-fiction medical text-book written by Burnham Burnham Sarle Walker, William Clouser Boyd, and Isaac Asimov, while they were all professors at the Boston University School of Medicine. The book was taught in their classes, and received three editions, with updates and corrections for each edition. The first edition was published in 1952, the 'Second Edition' was published in 1954, and the final "Third Edition" was published in 1957. Asimov mentions the book, and his seven years working on it, in the first two volumes of his autobiography.

Biochemistry and Human Metabolism,First,Second,Third,Editions

Biochemistry and Human Metabolism. Covers of the First, Second, and Third editions.

Contents of First Edition

  • Foreword by John T. Edsall | iii
  • Preface | v
  • Part I. Structure
    • Chapter 1. Proteins and Amino Acids | 3
    • Chapter 2. Protein Structure | 47
    • Chapter 3. Tissue Chemistry | 89
    • Chapter 4. Blood and the Anemias | 164
  • Part II. Growth
    • Chapter 5. Enzymes | 193
    • Chapter 6. Hormones | 254
  • Part III. Growth
    • Chapter 7. Nucleoproteins and Growth | 301
    • Chapter 8. Cancer | 336
    • Chapter 9. Reproduction and Heredity | 360
  • Part IV.
    • Chapter 10. Food and Diet | 403
    • Chapter 11. Digestion | 438
    • Chapter 12. Carbohydrates and Diabetes | 474
    • Chapter 13. Lipid Metabolism and Ketosis | 517
    • Chapter 14. Proteins and Starvation | 532
    • Chapter 15. Electrolytes and Water: Edema and Shock | 562
    • Chapter 16. Respiration and Acidosis | 609
    • Chapter 17. Heat and Work | 632
    • Chapter 18. Excretion and Some of Its Disturbances | 649
  • Part V. Pathology
    • Chapter 19. Vitainins and Vitamin Deficiency Diseases | 681
    • Chapter 20. Infection | 723
  • Part VI. Appendicies
    • Chapter I. Colloids and Colloid Phenomena | 749
    • Chapter II. Isotopes | 756
    • Chapter III. Principles of Thermodynamics | 773
    • Chapter IV. Acids and Bases | 780
  • Abbreviations and Symbols | 785
  • Index | 787

Contents of Second Edition

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Contents of First Edition

  • Preface to the Third Edition | v
  • Part I. Structure
    • Chapter 1. Proteins and Amino Acids | 3
    • Chapter 2. Protein Structure | 58
    • Chapter 3. Carbohydrates and Lipids | 99
    • Chapter 4. Tissue Chemistry | 139
    • Chapter 5. Blood and the Anemias | 170
  • Part II. Control
    • Chapter 6. Enzymes and Coenzymes | 209
    • Chapter 7. Enzymes and Enzyme Systems | 262
    • Chapter 8. Hormones | 300
    • Part III. Growth
    • Chapter 9. Nucleoproteins and Growth | 345
    • Chapter 10. Cancer | 380
    • Chapter 11. Reproduction and Heredity | 404
  • Part IV. Metabolism
    • Chapter 12. Food and Diet | 447
    • Chapter 13. Digestion | 483
    • Chapter 14. Carbohydrate Metabolism and Diabetes | 521
    • Chapter 15. Lipid Metabolism and Ketosis | 581
    • Chapter 16. Protein Metabolism and Starvation | 603
    • Chapter 17. Electrolytes and Water: Edema and Shock | 662
    • Chapter 18. Respiration and Acidosis | 710
    • Chapter 19. Heat and Work | 738
    • Chapter 20. Excretion and Some of Its Disturbances | 758
  • Part V. Pathology
    • Chapter 21. Vitamins and Vitamin Deficiency Diseases | 793
    • Chapter 22. Infection | 844
  • Appendix: Isotopes | 874
  • Index | 896


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Exploring Isaac Asimov's Non Fiction- Episode 001. Biochemistry and Human Metabolism

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List of Books by Isaac Asimov

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