Dobson's Complaint: The Story of the Chester PorphyriaBMJ 1999; 318 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.318.7179.336a (Published 30 January 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:336
- Helen Crimlisk, trainee in child psychiatry.
- University of Marburg, Germany
Ed Giles R Youngs
Royal College of Physicians, £18.50, pp 200
ISBN 1 86016 047 6
There are many aspects of medical disorders that fascinate doctors: the application of the latest scientific techniques, complex biochemical mechanisms, the detective work involved in teasing out a complex history, the personal strengths that emerge when tragedy strikes, and the thrill of finding a new disorder. This book covers all these features and more about one of the rarer variants of porphyria—Chester porphyria, which results from a combination of the deficits found in the commoner acute intermittent porphyria and variegate …