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While many books on laboratory diagnosis have been written during the past year, this book serves a most useful purpose in the field. It is a manual written with the specific purpose of establishing standards for the performance of various laboratory examinations. The text was prepared under the auspices of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists, which has approved of the technic of the methods given. The authors, however, have assumed responsibility for the recommendations of the methods for the diagnosis of disease. When possible, they have selected one method by which accurate results can be obtained. The facts are presented in a simple, direct manner, with enough detail to insure accurate work even in the hands of inexperienced laboratory workers. This is further facilitated by adequate illustration of the text. The authors have emphasized the importance of using reliable apparatus and reagents as a further means of insuring accuracy.
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