CASE FILES: BIOCHEMISTRY
There are six key questions to stimulate the application of basic sci-
ence information to the clinical arena.
Medicine consists of both art and science.
The scientific aspect of medicine seeks to gather data in an objective
manner, understand physiologic and pathologic processes in light
of scientific information, and propose rational explanations.
The skilled clinician must be able to translate back and forth between
the basic sciences and the clinical sciences.
Braunwald E, Fauci AS, Kasper KL, et al., eds. Harrison’s Principles of Internal
Medicine, 15th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2001.