April 11, 1931

Untersuchungsmethoden zur klinischen Diagnostik für den praktischen Arzt und Apotheker.

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Bearbeitet von Dr. Richard Weiss. Fourth edition. Cloth. Price, 10 marks. Pp. 270, with 51 illustrations. Leipzig: Fischers medicinische Buchhandlung, H. Kornfeld, 1931.

JAMA. 1931;96(15):1254-1255. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02720410064034

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That this book finds a field of usefulness is made evident by the fact that this is its fourth edition. It represents a compend of the simpler physical and chemical methods that are of use in clinical diagnosis. It is interesting to note that the microchemical methods which have come into common use in America are evidently finding wider acceptance in German clinical laboratory practice, for approximately one sixth of the book is so devoted and the methods selected are those which are recognized as most useful here. There are in addition chapters on the urine, stomach, cerebrospinal fluid and milk, on bacteriology, and on functional tests. While it offers nothing of unusual interest to the American practitioner, it will be useful to German reading physicians and pharmacists. Its purpose, indeed, as stated in the preface, is to fill the need of physicians living away from the greater medical centers,

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