Thoroughly updated for its Fifth Edition, Lippincott's Illustrated Reviews: Biochemistry enables students to quickly review and assimilate large amounts of complex information through powerful visual resources essential to mastery of difficult biochemical concepts. Its signature outline format, full-color illustrations, end-of-chapter summaries, and USMLE-style review questions make it one of the most user-friendly books in the field. New features include expanded coverage of molecular biology.
A companion website offers fully searchable online text and additional USMLE-style questions for students and an image bank for faculty.
A must-have for anyone taking Biochem, regardless of level
By Begum H Slayyeh on Aug 16, 2013
I used this book to supplement my General Biochemistry text, Voet, during my post-baccalaureate year (the course is structured identically to an undergraduate general biochem course). General Biochem books are very dense and it's easy to get bogged down in that detail. This book was amazing in that it highlighted all of the important concepts from the text and lectures. It was as if someone took a highlighter, went through the main text, and said "know this, this, this...here it is in English." That was a very casual description, the course is difficult, and this book explained concepts more effectively than the main text did. I used it in addition, though, so don't completely substitute one for the other. It hits the main points of biochem in just the right amount of detail, In addition, having used this course in undergrad/post-bacc, you will have had a pass through it and will be familiar with it before going into your grad/med-school courses, so you'll already be familiar with the material. You'll recognize the information that you don't need to know and can easily skip it. Get this book, your grade will love you for it. One last detail, the examples used in the book are usually the same ones that professors like to use in class, ex. What can you use to treat a patient who comes in with methanol poisoning? Why? (section on enzyme inhibition).
By Keegan Conry on Dec 22, 2013
Buy this book. Do not waste time reading a more dense version of the same material. This review is a fantastic resource to gain a solid foundational understanding of topics in biochemistry. The diagrams and chapter summaries are very high yield. I wish that I had purchased this book sooner.
great for med school
By Jordan Harry on Mar 04, 2013
Great book for med school...flow charts at the end of the chapter help organize info...illustrations sometimes make the text unnecessary
Love It, Love It! Survived biochem with this, still recall figures!
By Kate on Sep 02, 2012
An excellent study buddy for your undergrad or medical school biochem class. The figures and succinct explanations are unrivaled, according to my more experienced friends, who used it for USMLE prep. If you are new to biochem, you'd also benefit from the excellent outlines and topic summaries in DePra & McKee's Biochemistry Study Guide Biochemistry: The Molecular Basis of Life Student Study Guide / Solutions Manual. You of course won't need the solutions sections included, but the boiled down-to-basics flow charts, equations, and mneumonics, and topic organization are a nice resource when your head is spinning or you are having trouble memorizing things.
to the point
By Neil Doering on Dec 04, 2013
Excellent text for the visual learner. It's also straight to the point not very wordy. The book is organized amazingly to find what you need quickly.