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Lippincott’s Illustrated Reviews: Biochemistry by P.C. Champe et al.

Lippincott’s Illustrated Reviews: Biochemistry (Lippincott’s Illustrated Reviews Series 



  • Pamela C Champe 
  • Richard A Harvey
  • Denise R Ferrier


  • Paperback: 608 pages
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 3rd edition (July 1, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 0781722659
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.4 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.65 pounds


Book Description

Lippincott’s Illustrated Reviews: Biochemistry has been the best-selling medical-level biochemistry review book on the market for the past ten years. The book is beautifully designed and executed, and renders the study of biochemistry enormously appealing to medical students and various allied health students. It has over 125 USMLE-style questions with answers and explanations, as well as over 500 carefully-crafted illustrations. The Third Edition includes end-of-chapter summaries, illustrated case studies, and summaries of key diseases. 

Book Info

Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway, New Jersey. New edition of a biochemistry review in outline format. For medical students preparing for the usmle step 1 exam. Previous edition 1987. –This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. 



Overview With Good Descriptions, April 13, 2006

This book is a good intro to biochemistry and I used it as a jumping off point for some studies in protenomics and genetic studies.

The nature of the text assumes a solid foundation in about 2nd year biochemistry with core studies in concepts, but there are is a lot of other interesting side bars and concepts (the section on DNA Probes being especially good).

I do not have a 2nd year Biochem background, but where I was lost I was able to bone up and then attack the text in a relatively easy manner. For hardcore students and upper level biochem professionals it may only serve as an overview. For those with lower needs it can still help in many ways and the stylistic presentation helps in understanding quickly with a minimum of effort.