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February 8, 1930

Laboratory Methods of the United States Army.

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Edited by Charles F. Craig, M.A., M.D., Colonel, Medical Corps, United States Army. Manual of Laboratory Methods. Medical War Manual No. 6. Approved by the Surgeon-General of the Army. Third edition. Leather. Price, $3.50 net. Pp. 696, with 10 illustrations. Philadelphia: Lea & Febiger, 1929.

JAMA. 1930;94(6):432. doi:10.1001/jama.1930.02710320058035

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Abstract

Ever since the establishment of the United States Army Medical School, its laboratories have not only performed the routine examination of material forwarded from posts throughout the country but also contributed much to medical literature. To mention one example, Russell, Nichols and Craig were largely responsible for the introduction of immunization against typhoid in the army, and, indirectly for its use in civil life. Craig alone remains at the school, Russell long ago went to the Rockefeller Foundation; Nichols died in the service in Panama about two years ago. This manual, edited by Craig, contains all the laboratory methods now used in the Army Medical School. It is necessary in the army to build things compactly to conserve space. This book is built that way. It is flexible and of a size that can be carried anywhere. It contains, however, an enormous amount of information. To exemplify how things are

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