September 25, 1926

The Clinical Interpretation of the Wassermann Reaction.

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By Dr. Robert A. Kilduffe, A.B., A.M., M.D., Director Laboratories, Atlantic City Hospital. Cloth. Price, $2.50. Pp. 203, with charts. Philadelphia: Lea & Febiger, 1926.

JAMA. 1926;87(13):1057. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02680130071035

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"To furnish in accessible form such succinct information as is necessary for the proper clinical application of the test and the interpretation of its results, to consider the status of the reaction as applied to the recognition and management of this disease, and to present briefly the salient data on which this estimation is based, is the purpose of this little book." In concise form it presents valuable material meriting careful perusal. It is divided into twenty-nine short chapters, each of which covers a different aspect of the subject and offers much of value. Little attention is paid to technic, as the author is not writing for the serologist or syphilologist, but enough of the basic principles of the test are presented to enable the reader to understand just what should be the significance of a serologic report. Kilduffe points out that, in the interpretation of this test, the serologist

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