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January 3, 1942

Synopsis of Applied Pathological Chemistry

JAMA. 1942;118(1):92. doi:10.1001/jama.1942.02830010094038

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In this handy, pocket sized volume are gathered practically all of the well established chemical methods applicable to the study of blood, cerebrospinal fluid and urine. In addition, chapters are devoted to renal, liver and endocrine functional tests and to gastric analysis and basal metabolism. The physiologic and pathologic changes in concentration of the various substances considered are discussed and well charted in relation to clinical findings. Concise statements of procedure, supplemented by references to adequate but less well known methods, render the book of practical value to the intern and the busy physician. The book is not without some minor inaccuracies of statement, and it can hardly be classified as a reference work. In the main, however, it admirably fulfils the authors' purpose by providing a "practical, simple, easily read text on the application of pathologic chemistry to clinical medicine."

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