v. 1. Zinc and copper ; Deficiency of zinc in man and its toxicity - Zinc deficiency in infants and preadolescent children - Conditioned zinc deficiencies - Zinc deficiency following penicillamine therapy - Potential role of zinc in liver disease - Homeostatic mechanisms affecting plasma zinc levels in acute stress - Role of zinc in wound healing : a critical review - Metabolic factors affecting zinc metabolism in the surgical patient - Zinc metabolism in acute myocardial infarction - Factors affecting zinc homeostasis - Binding of zinc to fiber and other solids of wholemeal bread - Zinc absorption and transport - Biochemical changes in zinc deficiency - Structure and function of zinc metalloenzymes - Zinc in collagen metabolism - Zinc and cells - Zinc and sickle cell anemia - Zinc as related to cystine metabolism - Psychobiological changes in zinc deficiency - Effects of intrauterine zinc deficiency on subsequent behavior - Intake, excretion, and retention of zinc in man - Copper deficiency in human subjects - Role of copper in iron metabolism and heme biosynthesis - Biochemistry and physiology of copper in vertebrates - Copper toxicity and Wilson's disease. v. 2. Essential and toxic elements ; Magnesium deficiency and magnesium toxicity in man -- Magnesium deficiency and calcium and parathyroid hormone interrelations -- Biochemistry and physiology of magnesium -- Chromium metabolism in man and biochemical effects -- Selenium in man : selected aspects of the comparative metabolism and biochemistry of selenium and sulfur -- Selenium and glutathione peroxidase in health and disease : a review -- Metabolism and function of manganese -- Fluoride metabolism : effect of preeruptive or posteruptive fluoride administration on rat caries susceptibility -- Methodology of trace element research -- Mineral interrelationships -- Perinatal effects of trace element deficiencies -- Effects of oral contraceptive agents on trace element metabolism : a review -- Human intake of trace elements -- Basis of recommended dietary allowances for trace elements -- Newer trace elements and possible application in man -- Cadmium metabolism : a review of aspects pertinent to evaluating dietary cadmium intake by man -- Review of hypertension induced in animals by chronic ingestion of cadmium -- The chronic toxicity of cadmium -- Metabolism and toxicity of lead -- Quantitative measures of the toxicity of mercury in man. Trace Elements in Human Health and Disease is a collection of papers presented at an international symposium on trace elements held in Detroit, Michigan on July 10-12, 1974. The symposium provided a forum for discussing the role of essential and toxic elements in human health and disease. These two volumes bring together a vast amount of information on trace elements zinc and copper, magnesium, selenium, fluoride, cadmium, lead, and mercury. They will be of great value to physicians, nutritionists, and toxicologists. A particularly interesting section relates to the leaching of important trace metals by excess dietary fiber in some developing countries. These books are one of the important monograph series published by the American Nutrition Foundation.