September 15, 1934

Urinary Analysis and Diagnosis by Microscopical and Chemical Examination

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By Louis Heitzmann, M.D. With a chapter on the Determination of the Functional Efficiency of the Kidneys. By Walter T. Dannreuther, M.D., F.A.C.S., Professor of Gynecology and Director of Department, New York Post-Graduate Medical School and Hospital, Columbia University. Sixth edition. Cloth. Price, $5. Pp. 385, with 131 illustrations. Baltimore: William Wood & Company, 1934.

JAMA. 1934;103(11):864. doi:10.1001/jama.1934.02750370068031

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This edition embodies extensive changes and additions. New chemical tests have been added, but the author has given only those examinations which can be performed by the technician or physician without the necessity of a complete chemical laboratory. The author stresses the great value of microscopic examination of the urine, when carefully conducted. He gives many original illustrations of the different epithelial cells found in the urine and emphasizes their value in the diagnosis of diseases of the genito-urinary tract. A small drop of thick urinary sediment evenly spread out under a cover glass and examined with the high power (at least 400 to 500 ×) is essential for a satisfactory examination. There are chapters in part I on the histology and secretion of the kidneys, chemical examinations for organic and inorganic substances, proteins, carbohydrates and abnormal constituents. Part II contains microscopic examination and includes crystalline and amorphous sediments, cellular

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