Cohn and Roth have embarked on a venture that restructures the traditional textbook in the field of metabolic diseases. Their approach begins with an introductory section that deals with the principles of metabolism and certain concepts of biochemistry and genetics. The second part of the book is divided into chapters that view metabolic disease from the perspective of how the child presents himself to the physician. The third part speaks to individual metabolic disorders, and finally, there is a section that deals with the laboratory evaluation of metabolic disorders.
The authors have slanted this book to the general clinician, with the hope that the expert in metabolic diseases will also find it useful. This goal is met to an extent in those chapters in which there is a table that lists the differential diagnosis or an overview of a particular appearing symptom as, for example, in the tables that deal